Thursday, October 11, 2012

High court hears biggest race case in six years

NBC News

Updated at 1:30 pm ET The United States Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the most important civil rights case to come before the justices in the past six years: a challenge to the use of race as a factor in admissions at the University of Texas.
The case involves Abigail Fisher, a white woman who applied to the school in 2008.
She was not entitled to automatic admission under Texas’ "top 10 percent rule," which by law requires the university to admit all in-state high school seniors who rank academically in the top 10 percent of their classes.

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