The Supreme Court this week released rulings on a host of issues, from affirmative action, gay rights and student loan forgiveness.
Vin Bonventre, Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School and editor of the New York Court Watcher blog, told Capital Tonight he believes the affirmative action decision is the start of the court looking to end affirmative action in “virtually” every facet “of American life.”
On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its opinion in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, which effectively ended affirmative action in college and university admissions.
Bonventre argued that admissions will now focus on the “whole package” of a student, and race won’t be considered unless, for example, it is used in a college essay.
The court announced it will take up a challenge in its new term to a gun law that restricts the ability for domestic abusers to own guns.
Bonventre said the ruling in that case could spell trouble for gun restrictions in the Empire State and on the national level, adding it “doesn’t look too good for virtually any gun restrictions.”