Published: Aug. 7, 2011 at 3:30 AM
By MICHAEL KIRKLAND
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Two cases are pushing affirmative action toward the U.S. Supreme Court again where simple arithmetic suggests it might snap like a board under too much pressure.
The high court ruled on race-based affirmative action in two landmark cases in 2003. Then, like now, the court was divided into a conservative bloc and a liberal bloc, with two members, Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy often forming the swing votes
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