Students for Fair Admissions Files Lawsuit Challenging Racial and Ethnic Admissions Policies at West Point
SFFA alleges that West Point is violating the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Fifth Amendment contains an equal-protection principle that binds the entire federal government and is no less strict and demanding than the Equal Protection Clause that binds the States and all public entities.
SFFA petitioned the Court to enter judgment in its favor and to provide the following relief:
- A declaratory judgment that
West Point'suse of race in admissions is unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment.
- A preliminary injunction prohibiting West Point from considering or knowing an applicant's race when making admissions decisions.
- A permanent injunction prohibiting West Point from considering an applicant's race when making admissions decisions.
The complaint is attached.
Blum added, "Because the U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion in the SFFA cases expressly forbids all institutions of higher education from using race in admissions decisions, it must follow that the U. S. military higher education institutions must end their race-based policies as well."
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