May 27, 2009
Supreme Court Nominee Was on the Side of Minorities in Key Cases
President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, has a relatively thin record on cases involving higher education. But in two decisions that could have implications for higher education, she has sided with members of minority groups—in one case supporting a government hiring policy that would benefit African-Americans, and in the other supporting an individual student who challenged a grading policy as discriminatory.
In a third case, Judge Sotomayor