WASHINGTON -- Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today's 4-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows the continued practice of giving applicants admission preferences, based upon race and ethnicity, to the University of Texas at Austin (UT).
"Today's decision allowing racial discrimination in college admissions is at odds with the U.S. Constitution and promotes crackpot racial theories. Today's decision is racially inflammatory and undermines the rule of law. The government has no business doling out special benefits based on race."
Judicial Watch and the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that raced-based admissions policies are irrational, destructive and are based on illegitimate racial theories that have no basis in biology.