SCOTUS refuses to rule in Affirmative Action case

Instead of making a ruling, they simply vacated the lower court’s decision and sent it back for a “do over”.  Lame.

Supreme Court holds off on major affirmative action decision

 Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET

Avoiding any major ruling on the hotbutton issue of affirmative action in school admissions, the Supreme Court on Monday sent the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The narrow ruling essentially tees up the issue for the court to reconsider next year, when it will review another affirmative action case.

In a seven to one opinion, the court argued the lower court used the wrong standards to evaluate the Texas college’s admissions policies. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority that the Fifth Circuit should not have given UT Austin as much deference on the matter of whether its limited approach to racial considerations met the standard set by the Supreme Court in 2003. That year, in Grutter v. Bollinger, the court rejected the use of racial quotas but said that schools could consider race as part of a “holistic” review of a student’s application.

2 thoughts on “SCOTUS refuses to rule in Affirmative Action case

  1. It’s all crap, anyway. I am supposed to be protected due to age but.., that is never the case. The biggest violator, is the federal government. All nice words in EOE laws, but all crap, in reality.


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