Supreme Court Steers Clear Of Broad Affirmative Action Ruling

Law360, Houston (June 24, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday held that the University of Texas at Austin failed to prove that its race-conscious admissions process satisfies strict constitutional standards in a win for Abigail Fisher, an unsuccessful applicant who claims she was discriminated against because she is white.

Ruling that the Fifth Circuit failed to determine whether the university's affirmative action policies are "narrowly tailored" to achieve a diverse student body encompassing a "broad array of qualifications and characteristics," the high court voted 7-1 to send the case back...
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