Students for Fair Admission, Inc. v. Harvard College (2023) Definition

A U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed the use of race as a factor in nearly all educational admissions. Applying the "strict scrutiny" standard of review reserved for racial and other suspect classifications, the Court said that most affirmative action admission systems fail that demanding standard and are unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment equal protection clause.

Students for Fair Admission dealt only with affirmative action in the educational setting, but its reasoning likely means the eventual end of affirmative action in most employment and contracting, too.

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