Supreme Court rules on University of Texas affirmative action case, sends case back to lower court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on an affirmative action case. However, the decision was to send the case back to a lower court for another look.

The case came from Texas. A white woman denied admission to the University of Texas argued that race should not be used to determine who gets into college.

In a 7-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the lower court should have been tougher on the University of Texas, according to ABC News.

That leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued use of race as a factor in college admissions.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, says a federal appeals court needs to subject the University of Texas admission plan to the highest level of judicial scrutiny.


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