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Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action in College Admissions: June 24, 2013

Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action in College Admissions: June 24, 2013

Supreme court rules on affirmative action in college admissions: June 24, 2013

When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the admissions process at the University of Texas, many court-watchers braced for a major decision on affirmative action. Then, after oral arguments, the waiting began while more than eight months passed without a decision. Some thought this long wait meant that a decision of great importance was being carefully crafted; others wondered if intense negotiations were bogging the Court down. When the Court finally released its opinion on June 24, 2013, the result was not the anticipated game-changer. Opponents of affirmative action, who were hoping the Court would take this opportunity ...

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