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Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back

 
Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back
Posted June 24th, 2013 @ 10:30am

(Washington, DC)  --  The U.S. Supreme Court is sending a key affirmative action case back to a lower federal court.  The case involves the admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin.  The policy allows the university to consider race in roughly a quarter of the admissions of freshmen.  A young white woman challenged the constitutionality of the policy.  Abigail Fisher claimed she was denied admission in 2008 because of the color of her skin.  
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the University of Texas, saying it has leeway in achieving its goals to increase minority enrollment.  The high court ruled the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals didn't adequately hold the university to a "demanding burden of strict scrutiny."  

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