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Affirmative Action And 'One Person, One Vote' Before The Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court building is framed by fall foliage November 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The United States Supreme Court building is framed by fall foliage November 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to an assault-style weapons ban in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

Later this week, the justices will hear arguments in two different cases related to the principle of “one person, one vote,” and one on whether universities should be able to consider race as a factor in admissions.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Emily Bazelon, who is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and a fellow at Yale Law School, about “one person, one vote,” and what it says that Fisher v. University of Texas is back before the Court.

Guest

  • Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School. She tweets @emilybazelon.

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