affirmative action http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Legal Roundtable: Affirmative Action, School Transfer, Phone Data Collection, Etc. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-affirmative-action-school-transfer-phone-data-collection-etc <p>The top legal issue in the day’s news was the U.S. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:46:31 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 27686 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: Affirmative Action, School Transfer, Phone Data Collection, Etc. IL, 13 other states back affirmative action in college admissions policy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/il-13-other-states-back-affirmative-action-college-admissions-policy <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on behalf of 14 states, including Illinois, is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold racial preferences in college admissions.</p><p>Schneiderman says in a brief that the Constitution permits schools to consider race as one factor in policies that foster diversity.</p><p>The court&#39;s ruling will be its first on affirmative action in higher education since 2003. Arguments will be Oct. 10.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:06:15 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 4314 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org IL, 13 other states back affirmative action in college admissions policy