The Washington Post has a

The Washington Post has a story this morning on the deliberations leading to the administration’s support of plaintiffs in the two University of Michigan admissions cases before the Supreme Court, as well as some details regarding the administration’s argument. As we reported last week, the administraton’s brief takes remains “agnostic” on the “diversity” rationale that might support a non-quota based “affirmative action” policy. The story discusses the role of Condoleezza Rice in the adminstration’s deliberations (also consistent with the information our sources had provided us last week); her stature has been enhanced as a result of her role here, the president’s reliance on her, and her encouragement of the administration’s assertion of a principled position in these historic cases: “Rice helped shape Bush decision on admissions.”

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