July 18, 2014
Richard D. Kahlenberg's explanation is - despite that mixed metaphor - skillfully done:
As a matter of process, the Fifth Circuit's decision plays into the hands of conservatives by expediting the possibility of Supreme Court review in two respects. First, the appeals court rejected UT-Austin's request that it send that case back to the district court for a potentially lengthy hearing on factual issues...
Full Story: http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-5th-circuits-pro-affirmative-action.html