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37. How the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling May Impact Your Business

November 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court has declared that university admissions policies must be “color blind” under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, breaking with decades of legal precedent and resulting in challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at universities and elsewhere. Many employers worry their own DEI policies and programs may be at risk, with businesses experiencing some high-profile lawsuits and challenges to corporate diversity initiatives.

Join The Sidley Podcast host and Sidley partner, Sam Gandhi, as he speaks with three of the firm’s thought leaders on these issues — Jeff GreenKate Roberts, and Natalie Chan. Jeff is senior counsel in Sidley’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, Kate is co-chair of Sidley’s Labor, Employment and Immigration practice, and Natalie is a senior managing associate in Sidley’s Labor, Employment and Immigration practice. Together, they discuss how the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action in higher education may impact businesses and how employers can reduce legal risk. 

Executive Producer: John Metaxas, WallStreetNorth Communications, Inc.