Supreme Court Remands Fisher Case to Lower Court

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Eight months after hearing oral arguments, amid much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a prospectively landmark affirmative action case involving the University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court. 

In Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, a white student claimed that UT's decision to not admit her was unfairly based on race. UT-Austin uses race as one element of its admissions process, part of a holistic review of applicants who don't automatically qualify under the state's "top 10 percent ...

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