Supreme Court of the United States

Decision: Fisher v. University of Texas

The Su­preme Court has said that uni­versit­ies need more proof of the need for di­versity be­fore they un­der­take an af­firm­at­ive ac­tion plan.

By a 7-1 vote, with one justice re­cus­ing her­self, the court sent a case about the Uni­versity of Texas’ ad­mis­sions policy back to a fed­er­al ap­peals court for re­view, giv­ing the school an­oth­er chance to jus­ti­fy its af­firm­at­ive ac­tion pro­gram. Here’s the court’s de­cision:

Published: June 24, 2013

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