The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action in a much anticipated ruling. They upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s admissions policy that considers race as a factor, but didn’t accept the University of Michigan’s policies for undergraduate admissions.
In a ruling that many librarians will find disappointing, myself included, the court voted 6 to 3 to uphold the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires libraries that receive federal funds to use Internet filtering software. The court found that the law does not hinder free speech. (Though many believe and know that it does hinder free access to information.)
These opinions and more are on the 2002 Term Opinions of the Supreme Court Web page.