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John Santelli Columbia law public health
John Santelli, a professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, says he was “quite happily surprised” by the decision, calling it “a great victory for women, for reproductive health, and for American medicine.” Here he discusses what it means.

Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render its decision in King vs. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

For American colleges and universities, today’s Supreme Court ruling in "Fisher v.

President Lee C. Bollinger is closely watching a Supreme Court case about educational diversity.

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Oct. 10 in the case of "Fisher vs. the University of Texas," colleges and universities will be looking for hints as to how the court might rule on a case which could upend long-held admission procedures at their schools.

Columbia and 13 other leading universities filed an amicus brief Monday in "Fisher v. University of Texas," a case revisiting whether universities may consider race, as one of several factors, in assembling a diverse student body.

Robert Shapiro is a professor of political science, who specializes in American politics, especially public opinion and political behavior, political psychology and political leadership.