Amicus Brief

Reason Foundation Brief Filed With United States Supreme Court Finds Minority Students Hurt By University of Michigan Affirmative Action Plan

The Reason Foundation has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action case. The Reason brief, filed in Grutter v. Bollinger, states: “Colleges and universities that use racial and ethnic criteria for granting preferences in admission do not serve the interests of minority students or non-minority students…Objective measures of academic performance show that a disproportionate number of minority students admitted under preference programs do not do well academically, and may indeed suffer because of their lack of preparation to compete academically at institutions which admit them because of preferences. Because there is no evidence of educational benefit from preference policies in college and university admissions, the university has failed to meet its burden of showing a compelling interest in imposing race-conscious admissions policies that discriminate against certain groups and individuals on the basis of race or ethnicity.” The full brief is here: