Supreme Court Is Flooded With Briefs Defending Race-Conscious Admissions

The Obama administration on Monday joined a long list of higher-education associations, civil-rights groups, and other organizations in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold race-conscious admission policies in a case involving the University of Texas at Austin.

As of late Monday, the deadline for such filings, the Supreme Court had received more than 50 amicus curiae—or "friend of the