Higher-Education Experts Are Relieved at Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday in a case involving the use of race in hiring could affect city and state governments seeking to diversify their work forces, but it is not expected to cause major ripples in colleges’ hiring or admissions processes—a prospect some higher-education experts had feared.

“It’s not revolutionary,” Lawrence Z. Lorber, a labor and employment lawyer for the firm Proskauer Rose, said of the ruling in the case