Law Reviews And Affirmative Action

writing at the Volokh Conspiracy yesterday, asks 

Do Law Reviews Consider the Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation of Authors in Selecting Articles For Publication?

I would have thought the answer was “no,” but Josh Blackman has a very interesting post suggesting that may not be the case at least for some prominent journals.

It would never occur to me that a modern law review editor wouldn`t engage in affirmative action, including trying to get more “LGBTQA” writers as well as non-Asian minorities.

In fact, it`s not even clear to me that it`s even illegal under the Lunch Counter Law (the Civil RIghts Act, I mean) because of the First Amendment.