DAGA Co-Chairs Criticize SCOTUS Decision on Affirmative Action

June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina. Democratic Attorneys General from 20 states filed an amicus brief in this case.

Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs Delaware AG Kathy Jennings and Nevada AG Aaron Ford:

“Today’s decision is a significant step backwards for our nation’s higher education system. For decades the Supreme Court has upheld targeted affirmative action programs to increase diversity in higher education, and today’s decision is a major step backwards that tramples on those ideals. As we have laid out to the Court, colleges and universities educate public service leaders across a range of fields. Those fields help nourish and grow our states, and they are made stronger when diversity is an essential part of their fabric. Today’s ruling strikes a major blow against our higher education system’s important work to increase diversity in their ranks and in our workforce.”


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