CJR Staff
July 8, 2023

Trump lauded for SCOTUS appointments' ending of Affirmative Action and Roe v. Wade

Former President Donald Trump is receiving even more praise.

Republican legal minds and United States Senators are giving credit to Trump for his appointments to the United States Supreme Court who have cast critical votes ending racial bias in college admissions.

The Supreme Court decision that ended affirmative action came just a year after the same Trump-appointed justices helped reverse Roe v. Wade.

Trump gets credit

Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino called the current Supreme Court situation the "best in living memory" and heavily praised Trump's appointments.

"This is the best Supreme Court in living memory, rolling back activist decisions like Roe v. Wade, enforcing Second Amendment rights, and striking down unconstitutional racial preferences," Severino said.

"That’s thanks to a president who made it a priority to nominate principled originalists with the courage of their convictions, and a Senate that was willing to fight for the confirmations of those nominees.," Severino added.

In last week's rulings, all conservative and moderate justices found that racial preferences in admissions violate the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

The ruling came in a pair of cases that Students for Fair Admissions brought against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.

"The Supreme Court held 6-3 that UNC’s policy is unconstitutional and held the same regarding Harvard’s policy by a 6-2 vote. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself from the Harvard case.) Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by all the conservative and moderate justices," reported Breitbart.

Racial preferences had been upheld in admissions since the 1978 court ruling in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission Ken Blackwell said, "Conservative and moderate justices alike agree that equal protection does not allow government schools officials to treat some students better or worse than others solely because of their skin color."

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