WALL STREET JOURNAL — The Supreme Court avoided a sweeping ruling on affirmative action in a closely watched case involving the University of Texas, sending the case back to a lower court for a new review.
The court’s ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas was 7-1, with the majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented, and JusticeElena Kagan, who was solicitor general when the Obama administration weighed in on the case, recused herself from the decision.
Justice Kennedy said the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals made legal errors when it upheld the university program. The lower court should have scrutinized the university program more strictly, Justice Kennedy said.
The justices were ruling on the case of Abigail Fisher, who alleged the university rejected her because she is white.
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