Court backs Texas affirmative action

The University of Texas has won a court battle to continue to use race as a factor in selecting undergraduates.

A federal appeals court panel ruled that it could use so-called affirmative action as a way of promoting diversity.

Last year, the US Supreme Court sent the issue back to lower courts for further review.

In a 2-1 ruling, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the case of a white student denied a place at the Austin, Texas, university in 2008.

Abigail Fisher said the policy of considering her race violated her civil and constitutional rights.Read More…

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