Supreme Court Issues Mixed Decision on Affirmative Action

In a 7-1 opinion (Justice Kagan disqualified herself), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of the University of Texas and others to consider race in admissions decisions. At the same time, however, the Court sent the case back to the lower court to conduct a hearing on whether the university showed sufficient evidence that the consideration of race in the admissions process was “necessary” to “achieve the educational benefits of diversity.”

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