Supreme Court to take up key affirmative action cases this term

The U.S. Supreme Court started a new term Monday with a wide range of issues represented on its docket, including two cases related to the impacts of affirmative action.

The term comes after the overturning of Roe V. Wade earlier this year – a move that put the power and biases of the court under intense public and political scrutiny – along with a slate of other decisions shaped by the conservative-majority bench.

On this edition of “Closer Look,” we revisit a February conversation with Georgia State University law professor Tanya Washington Hicks, who reviewed the history of affirmative action and also shared insight on what sort of arguments could come up in the case.