Right Wingers Sue West Point On Affirmative Action

Reuters reports:

The U.S. Military Academy, known as West Point, was sued on Tuesday by an anti-affirmative action group challenging the school’s use of race as a factor in student admissions as a violation of the constitutional principle of equal protection.

The lawsuit was brought by the same organization that successfully pursued litigation that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court in June rejecting collegiate student admissions policies that take race into consideration. The new case seeks to erase an exemption carved out in June’s ruling for the U.S. military academies.

The Virginia-based Students for Fair Admissions, founded by affirmative action opponent Edward Blum [photo], filed the suit in federal court in White Plains, New York.

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