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  • Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

    A federal appeals court panel has ruled that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions.


  • **FILE** This photo shows the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington on Oct. 8, 2010. Seated from left to right are: Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left are: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. (Associated Press)

    Court sends affirmative action case back to lower courts

    The Supreme Court on Monday sent a major affirmative action case back to the lower courts to be reheard, ducking the chance to rewrite discrimination laws and instead affirming the current state of law for racial preferences, saying they can be used for admissions but only if there is a compelling need and no other remedy works.


  • Illustration: Race and Justice by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Discrimination by another name

    The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to set aside a government program that long ago passed its "sell by" date. In Fisher v. University of Texas, the court can strike a blow for good racial relations as well.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ROZENMAN: 'Diversity,' no; individualism, yes

    "Diversity" worship undermines the upper echelons of American higher education. It's individualism that our colleges and universities should be seeking.


  • ** FILE ** This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Justices ask sharp questions on race-based admissions

    Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday, hearing arguments in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative-action policies in higher education and elsewhere.


  • Supporters of the University of Texas rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, as the high court takes up a challenge to the university's program that considers race in some college admissions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Supreme Court questions Texas affirmative action plan

    Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action.


  • Supporters of the University of Texas rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, as the high court takes up a challenge to the university's program that considers race in some college admissions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Supreme Court weighs race-based college admissions in Texas case

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday morning in a highly watched, controversial affirmative action case that could forever change race-based college admissions and may reverberate far beyond the campus.


  • associated press
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy could be a key vote in an affirmative action case. The Supreme Court begins hearing arguments Wednesday.

    High court to again consider racial quotas

    For the first time in nearly a decade, the issue of race as a factor in college admissions comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting affirmative action back into the national spotlight.


  • Obama backs college race factor

    The Obama administration Monday threw its support behind the University of Texas' use of race in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college admissions.


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