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Supreme Court sends affirmative action to lower court

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Supreme Court punted on Texas affirmative action ruling?

In a 7 to 1 decision - the Supreme Court sends the case back to the lower courts for review. The asserted the use of race in the admissions process, but made it harder for institutions to use such policies to achieve diversity.

Read the decision (.PDF)

Abigail Noel Fisher  filed the lawsuit against Texas University for rejecting her application in 2008 when she was a a high school student in Sugar Land, Texas.

She claims it was because she is white and that she was being treated differently than some less-qualified minority students who were accepted.

In a statement after the ruling Fisher said, "I am grateful to the justices for moving the nation closer to the day when a student's race isn't used at all in college admissions."

A profile of ex-student who's challenging university's affirmative action policy

OutFront tonight: Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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