Skip to content


News Posted on April 24, 2014

Associate Dean Amar Comments on Supreme Court and Affirmative Action for Washington Times

Associate Dean and Professor of Law Vikram Amar commented for the Washington Times on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of Michigan voters to ban racial preferences in state university admissions.

"The big message here is that U.S. Constitution does not prohibit states from considering affirmative action, but neither does it hamper states that want to cut back on that experiment," said Amar. "It's neither prohibited nor required once it is enacted. It is up to each state how they want to handle this issue - at least for now."

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law with the UC Davis School of Law, is a national authority in the fields of constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and remedies. His biweekly column for, a leading provider of online legal information, centers on his expertise in constitutional law.

Washington Times