President Eisgruber’s Affirmative Action Doublethink | Opinion

July 04, 2023 1 min read

Zach Gardner
Princeton Tory

Excerpt: The Constitution had a great week at the Supreme Court. In the span of 24 hours, the Court prohibited the violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (SFFA v. Harvard), reaffirmed the First Amendment’s prohibition on compelled speech in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, and upheld the separation of powers in Biden v. Nebraska.

University President Christopher Eisgruber released a statement reflecting his personal and – by virtue of his office – Princeton’s institutional opinions on the outcome. In it, he called the Court’s decision “unwelcome,” “disappointing,” and “regrettable.” Like many other reactions to the ruling, both in the mainstream media and on social media, President Eisgruber’s statement was fraught with inconsistencies.


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