Times: Why Context Matters in Race Cases

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/25/national/25SCOT.html?pagewanted=1 New York Times writer Linda Greenhouse, who has won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, analyzes the justices' opinions in the landmark affirmative action cases from Michigan: As they approached the University of Michigan affirmative action cases, Greenhouse says, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Clarence Thomas appeared to be responding to completely different cues. For Justice O'Connor, the broad societal consensus in favor . . .

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