Law’s Atiba Ellis discusses affirmative action ban

Case Western Reserve law professor discusses end of affirmative action

WKYCAtiba Ellis, the Laura B. Chisholm Distinguished Research Scholar and professor of law, said he was “shocked but not surprised” by the Supreme Court’s ruling that banned the use of race in college admissions. “This ruling fulfilled the long legacy of Chief Justice John Roberts and this court—Justice Roberts was using this rhetoric as far back as 2007, (when he said) that the only way to stop discriminating on the basis of race was to stop discriminating on the basis of race,” Ellis said. “So we’ve seen this decision coming for a long time.”