by La Shawn Barber
Posted 6/26/13, 09:52 am
So much for wishing and hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would declare race-based college admissions policies unconstitutional. On Monday, the court ruled 7-1 that the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals didn’t hold the University of Texas at Austin (UT) to the burden of strict scrutiny as expressed in Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) and Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) when it upheld the school’s race-based admissions policy. The court sent Fisher v. University of Texas back to the 5th Circuit.