Stephen Miller, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, posted on social media that he had written to 200 law school deans nationwide, threatening legal action if they disregarded the Supreme Court’s verdict on affirmative action.
The Supreme Court found on Thursday this week in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College that taking race into account when considering applicants for admission violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution by a vote of 6-3.
The judgment effectively ended affirmative action in college admissions, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one of the three justices who dissented, called the ruling “indefensible.”
However, Miller, president of America First Legal, declared on Friday that he would sue the law schools if they attempted to “violate, bypass, circumvent, or subvert” the decision.
In a video posted on Twitter, Miller explained that “we sent a warning letter to the deans of 200 law schools across America today, telling them that they must obey the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down illegal racial discrimination and affirmative action.” “If they attempt to disobey, avoid, bypass, undermine, or otherwise implement that decision.
We’re going to file a lawsuit against them. We’ll make them answer for their actions.
In a letter to John F. Manning, dean of Harvard Law School, Miller argued that the university shouldn’t heed suggestions from “those within and outside” of their organizations to ignore the verdict to “achieve the same discriminatory outcome.”
Miller stated, “Anyone telling you such a thing is coaching you to engage in illegal conduct in flagrant violation of a Supreme Court ruling, lawbreaking in which you would be fully complicit and therefore fully liable.” You have been forewarned.
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— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) July 1, 2023
Stephen Miller threatens 200 schools in a letter that reads, “You Are Hereby Warned,” warning that he would sue if the schools take race into account when reviewing applicants.