The Obama-era gets rolled back piece by piece.
The Trump administration on Tuesday scrapped Obama-era guidance on race-based admissions policies — just as conservatives see a fresh opening to end affirmative action through a changing Supreme Court.
The move comes as a closely watched court battle over Harvard’s admissions policies — which has emerged as the next front in the fight over race-based admissions — heats up. Civil rights groups see the Trump administration’s decision as part of a larger effort to scrap affirmative action, which has been upheld repeatedly by the Supreme Court, though that could change with the appointment of a new justice soon to be picked by President Donald Trump.
The Justice Department announced it was eliminating 24 federal guidance documents that it deemed “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.”