Senate Passes Bill to Keep UT-Austin's Top 10% Cap

The Texas Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow the University of Texas at Austin to maintain its current cap on automatic admissions — at least until 2017 — no matter the outcome of Fisher v. University of Texas, a case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.

A decision in the Fisher case, which challenges the university's consideration of race as a factor in admissions decisions for students who are not automatically admitted under the state's "Top 10 Percent" law, is expected in the coming months.

Under the state's current law, if a judge rules ...

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