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Appeals court asked to rehear UT race case

Opponents of race-based college admissions on Tuesday asked all 15 judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a July 15 ruling allowing the University of Texas to consider the race of prospective students in the undergraduate application process.

In that 2-1 ruling, a panel of 5th Circuit Court judges ruled that UT could engage in the “limited use of race in its search for holistic diversity” to promote the richness of the educational experience.

Abigail Fisher, a white woman who sued in 2008 after being denied admission to UT, asked the full court to reconsider — and overrule — the panel, arguing that the ultimate decision will set the “constitutional standard by which the use of race in admissions should be judged going forward.”   http://www.statesman.com/news/news/appeals-court-asked-to-rehear-ut-race-case/ngqjf/ 

 

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