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This Article critically analyzes the dimensions and likely ramifications of Fisher and Schuette. The principle of pragmatic political proportionality eschews the wholly ideological extremist views that would either utterly vitiate affirmative action or deeply embed it as a substantially obsolete elitist residue of endless recalibrating. Instead, this Article subscribes to Lincolnian practical wisdom supplemented with a healthy dose of plain common sense. Enlightened political leadership should seek achievable pragmatic proportionality as the guiding principle controlling access to public institutions of higher education and, consequently, entry into the professions.



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