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Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass
Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies. This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the University of Texas at Austin. Fisher, a white woman who was passed over for admission at the flagship campus, took a previous decision against her all the way to the Supreme Court, which last year bounced the case back to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 7-1 decision, the justices asked the appeals court to look really, really hard at the Texas plan (the legal jargon is “strict scrutiny”) before concluding...

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