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Ruling on affirmative action sends ripples through West Texas
amarillo.com / Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:29:24 +0000

A 4-3 Supreme Court vote on Thursday signaled a major victory for affirmative action, upholding the University of Texas’ admissions program that takes race into account.

The decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin upheld a policy that divided the court along ideological lines. The majority found the policy complied with earlier court rulings that permitted affirmative action in pursuit of diversity, while dissenting Associate Justice Clarence Thomas said he viewed any consideration of race in the admissions process as unconstitutional.

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