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Supreme Court remands affirmative action case

In a 7-1 decision, the justices found that the appeals court failed to apply “strict scrutiny” to the University of Texas’ admissions program

After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court on Monday issued its ruling in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. And that ruling was … not really a ruling at all.

Instead, the high court remanded the case back to the 5th Circuit in a 7-1 decision holding that the appeals court “did not hold the university to the demanding burden of strict scrutiny” required by the previous affirmative action cases Grutter v. Bollinger and Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.

Alanna Byrne

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