Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action…Sort of

In a 7-1 decision today (Elena Kagan recused herself) the Supreme Court issued a modest victory for affirmative action opponents. In the Fisher vs. Univeristy of Texas case, a white woman sued the school in 2008, claiming she was rejected because her spot went to minorities who were admitted because of their race. The court decided today neither to completely uphold or strike down race-based admissions in higher education, deciding instead that affirmative action is only constitutional when it’s used as a last resort to achieve campus diversity. As for Fisher’s case, the Court sent it back down to a circuit court for further review. [USA Today]