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Preserving affirmative action for the wrong reason
Affirmative action survives. On Monday, the Supreme Court punted on a University of Texas case that could have been the occasion for a reconsideration of the constitutionality of racial preferences in admission to state universities. By a 7-1 vote, the justices sent the case back to a federal appeals court with instructions to examine with “strict scrutiny” the university’s claim that its policy of taking race into account is “narrowly tailored."
By Michael McGough
June 24, 2013