Court agrees to weigh af­fir­ma­tive ac­tion in school ad­mis­sions

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS -

waded into a new ma­jor bat­tle over the fu­ture of af­fir­ma­tive ac­tion in col­lege ad­mis­sions by agree­ing to take up for the sec­ond time a chal­lenge to the process for pick­ing stu­dents used by the Univer­sity of Texas.

The jus­tices agreed to hear a case brought by Abi­gail Fisher, a white ap­pli­cant who was de­nied ad­mis­sion to the en­ter­ing class of 2008 at Texas’ flag­ship state univer­sity. The court will re­view a July 2014 rul­ing by the New Or­leans-based 5th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals in fa­vor of the univer­sity.

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