supreme court

Admissions reacts to Supreme Court affirmative action decision, updates application

Student Life sat down with Grace Chapin James, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions, to unpack how the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule affirmative action will impact future classes at Washington University. 

| Editor-in-Chief

Staff Editorial: Post-affirmative action, ending legacy admissions is overdue

The University must consider other areas such as legacy admissions to further demonstrate continued commitment to socioeconomic diversity.

Chancellor Martin responds to Supreme Court ruling, said diversity is ‘foundational priority’

Chancellor Andrew Martin released a statement on June 29 on behalf of the Washington University administration in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action at higher education institutions. 

| Editor-in-Chief

Justice Sotomayor Pays a Visit to Washington University

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor participated in a public discussion with Chancellor Andrew Martin on April 5. (Zoe Oppenheimer/Student Life)

and | Managing Scene Editor, Staff Writer

Our rights are in danger: Why I’m scared of Barrett’s nomination

This is terrifying. I cannot overstate the amount of fear that Thursday’s vote inspires in me—more, somehow, than Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in 2018.

| Senior Editor

WU law professor on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and what her death means for the Supreme Court

To reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and the near future of the Court, Student Life called Lee Epstein, Washington University’s Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor. Epstein is a political scientist whose research has focused on legal institutions and the behavior of judges.

| Associate Editor

Staff editorial: Let Kavanaugh be a wake up call

It hurts to feel ignored, and it hurts even more to feel ignored and not have the ability to do anything about it. Even though as voters, we may not have the ability to directly influence Supreme Court decisions, there are other ways to fight for what we believe in.

Stop asking if Brett Kavanaugh should be held accountable for his actions

When Christine Blasey Ford came forward Sept. 16, one question seemed to rise to national prominence along with her: Should people be held accountable for mistakes they made years ago?

Ali Gold | Staff Writer

Disproving Republican rhetoric around Supreme Court nominations

This past Saturday, the Supreme Court lost its longest-serving and most illustrious member. Justice Antonin Scalia was a legendary conservative known for his wit, strict interpretation of the law, resistance to progressive actions and scathing dissents.

| Staff Writer

Rallying on the right side of history

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court concluded two days of courtroom debate on two landmark cases in gay rights, Hollingsworth v. Perry (the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state) and United States v. Windsor (the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman).

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