Lawyers to again argue affirmative action in UT admissions case

November 12, 2013 11:47:33 AM PST
Attorneys are preparing to again argue in the case of a race-based college admissions plan at the University of Texas.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the case returns to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court sent it back for another look.

The court's 7-1 decision on June 24 left unsettled many basic questions about the continued use of race in college admissions. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said the 5th Circuit Court needs to subject the UT admission plan to the highest level of judicial scrutiny.

The case was raised by Abigail Fisher, a white Texan who wasn't offered a spot at UT in 2008. Fisher has since received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University.

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