Former White House aide Stephen Miller sent an irritated message to top law schools over the weekend after the Supreme Court ruled colleges cannot use affirmative action in their admissions decisions.
The Republican brake preemptively harassed 200 deans of the nation’s law schools with the threat of legal action when they “violate, circumvent, circumvent, undermine, or otherwise reprogram” the verdict in the Students for Fair Admissions cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.
In its decision, the Supreme Court found that colleges cannot consider race as a factor in admissions due to the 14th Amendment’s equality clause.
Miller, who served as President Donald Trump’s top adviser from 2017 to 2021 and is now president of America First Legal, announced his legal plans in a smug Twitter video on Saturday.
In the video, he told his followers, “Today we sent a warning letter to the deans of 200 law schools across America, telling them they must comply with the Supreme Court’s decision sanctioning illegal racial discrimination and affirmative action prevent.”
“If they try to violate, evade, evade, undermine or otherwise circumvent this ruling, we will take them to court,” Miller continued. “We will hold them accountable.”
Further details about the campaign were not clear. HuffPost has reached out to America First Legal for more information on its plans.
While this week’s Supreme Court decision dealt a serious blow to the practice of racially aware college admissions, the opinion does not prevent college applicants from speaking openly about racial issues.
The ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, continues to allow prospective students to discuss racial issues in light of their individual life experiences.
After the civil rights movement of the 1960s, affirmative action policies emerged aimed at improving educational opportunities for black and Hispanic students.
The policy has prompted accusations of “reverse racism” among white Americans, and in recent years conservatives have argued that affirmative action unfairly disadvantages Asian-American college applicants.
The claims of Asian-American students were the basis of both cases, which led the Supreme Court to declare college grant programs unconstitutional.
studies show that abandoning this practice will have far-reaching implications for the number of Black and Hispanic students admitted to the country’s most selective schools.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: “The court undermines the constitutional guarantee of equal protection by further perpetuating racial inequality in education, the foundation of our democratic government and pluralistic society.”
Writing a dissent on the case against UNC, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote: “It is no small irony that the ruling that the majority will deliver today will prevent the end of racial inequalities in this country and the color-blind world that the majority wistfully promotes, disrupts.” much harder to achieve.”
Miller’s America First Legal group has a habit of getting involved in heated conservative conflicts.
In May, the group hinted Lawsuit against beer giant Anheuser-Busch after its flagship brand Bud Light partnered with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
America First Legal urged shareholders upset by companies “promoting transgender, LGBTQ and PRIDE products” to get in touch, hinting at possible plans for a class action lawsuit.
in 2021, AFL filed suit against the Biden administration, accusing it of discriminating against white farmers in its $1.9 billion COVID relief plans.
During the 2022 midterm elections, the group paid for radio advertising He accused President Biden and his administration of widespread discrimination and asked, “When did anti-white racism become acceptable?”