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Attorney General's Comments On U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling In Affirmative Action Cases

Connecticut Attorney General's Office
Press Release
June 23, 2003

"I am pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized the critical importance of diversity in our educational institutions, giving states the right to achieve that significant goal. This ruling gives states the flexibility and freedom to build strong educational institutions that meet their citizens' needs, mirror the real world, and enrich the learning environment for all students.

"No Connecticut college or university uses an undergraduate system of awarding points based on race in determining admissions, which the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down at the University of Michigan. Our schools consider a great variety of factors - extracurricular activities, grades, test scores, race - to help enhance student diversity. The Supreme Court has now reaffirmed Connecticut's practice and policy."

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