How the conservative Supreme Court could rule on future of affirmative action

This fall, the Supreme Court will hear challenges to affirmative action at Harvard. Photo by Brian Hardzinski/KCRW.

Today the Supreme Court agreed to take up cases that could determine the fate of affirmative action in higher education. The justices will hear challenges to race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina this fall. That means we could see a decision next summer from a court that continues to shift conservative.

Also, a trial begins today that involves the three other police officers who were on the scene when George Floyd was killed nearly two years ago.