(TheConservativeTimes.org) – Stephen Miller, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, sent a legal letter to almost every law school in the country, threatening legal action should the schools attempt to construct a legal workaround to the Supreme Court’s recent Affirmative Action ban.
The letter was sent to 200 law schools, warning them that if they “violate, circumvent, bypass, subvert, or otherwise program around” the High Court’s ruling in the case, they will be subject to legal action.
Once one of the former president’s top White House advisors, Miller now runs America First Legal, a conservative law firm meant to pursue right-wing legal causes in court. Miller released a video on Twitter, saying that the law schools “must obey” the Supreme Court’s ruling lest they face legal action from America First Legal, declaring that “we are going to hold them to account.”
The news comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that ended several decades of race-based college admissions, or Affirmative Action, marking a significant victory for conservatives as well as a significant point of outrage for those on the left.
The Court held that using race as a determining factor in college admissions violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. While the decision does ban race as a factor in college admissions, it does not prohibit all discussions of race. The ruling still allows prospective college students to discuss race or their past experiences because of race in their college applications.
The difference now is colleges and universities will have to consider those experiences on an individual basis, as opposed to implementing widespread quotas to ensure a specific number of any given racial or ethnic group is granted admission.
Schools such as Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the schools that lost the Supreme Court case, are expected to still encourage students to write about their experiences with racial discrimination and how they overcame it.
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