Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Can Use Race in Admissions

Published 07/15 2014 04:29PM

Updated 07/15 2014 04:30PM

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions.

A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans ruled 2-1 Tuesday that barring the University of Texas from "limited use of race" would hurt diversity on campus.

The university was sued in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who is white, for being denied admission.

The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court last year. But rather than issue a landmark decision on affirmative action, the high court voted 7-1 to tell a lower appeals court to take another look at Fisher's lawsuit.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/15/texas-can-use-race-in-admissions-federal-appeals-court-rules/

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