Feb 21, 2012

News Alert: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case

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The New York Times
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -- 10:46 AM EST
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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a major case on affirmative action in higher education, adding another potential blockbuster to a docket already studded with them.

The court's decision in the new case holds the potential to undo an accommodation reached in the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision in 2003 in Grutter v. Bollinger: that public colleges and universities could not use a point system to boost minority enrollment but could take race into account in vaguer way to ensure academic diversity.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/us/justices-to-hear-case-on-affirmative-action-in-higher-education.html?emc=na

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