Debate to discuss racial discriminationWritten by Alissa Romstadt | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Federalist Society at UT will host a debate Oct. 1 at noon in the law school auditorium, said Josh Brown, president of the organization.
The Federalist Society is a public policy organization that promotes conservative libertarian points of view. It brings speakers to the UT Law School throughout the school year, with 9 scheduled this year.
The debate, “Affirmative Action or Reverse Discrimination. The Ricci Case, Sotomayor, and the Future of Our Courts,” will feature Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Mark Fancher of the American Civil Liberties Union, Brown said.
Ricci v. DeStefano is a 2009 decision by the United States Supreme Court after firefighters sued the city of New Haven, Conn. for racial discrimination after being denied promotions, he said.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (614) 284-4394.