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SCOTUS and the New Era of College Admissions

Hillsdale Dialogues

Hillsdale College

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🗓️ 7 July 2023

⏱️ 38 minutes

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Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College, joins Hugh Hewitt on the Hillsdale Dialogues to discuss how the Supreme Court's decision to strike down affirmative action will affect college admissions and the nuances of Justices Thomas' and Jackson's arguments.

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Good morning, glory America, bonjour, hi Canada, that music means it's the last Radio Hour


of the Week, and on this July 7th, 2023, I'm joined by Dean Matt Spalding.


He helms the Graduate School in DC, the Kirby Center for Hillsdale College, and he is also a board


member of New College, which puts Matt Spalding in a very interesting position in the aftermath


of students for fair admissions versus Harvard, because that case dealt with both a private college,


Harvard, and a public college, the University of North Carolina, and Matt's got his fingers in


the management of both. Good morning, Dean Spalding, how are you? Good morning you, how are you?


I'm doing great, I'm actually in a good mood, I have this Supreme Court session.


Oh boy, am I ever. I am telling everyone, let's start broad, that this is the end of the row


era officially. The row era is much more than the abortion jurisprudence that grew out of row


in Roe v. Wade, but it's 50 years of terrible law and confused law and misguided law and blindfolded


law and legislating from the bench, and I think it's over, Dean Spalding, what do you think?


No, no, I think you're absolutely right about that. Not only the fact that, first of all,


I think this affirmative action decision is the crucial decision in this term, but the fact of that


decision, essentially reversed 50 years of bad law and Dobb, reverse 50 years of bad law,


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