The Supreme Court issued a decision last week on Fisher v. University of Texas, a case dealing with race and university admissions. The court set aside the Fifth Circuit ruling that upheld the University's Admissions policy, which considered race as a factor, and sent the case back to the lower court.
From the decision: "the reviewing court must ultimately be satisfied that no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity."
Fisher v. University of Texas asked the court to decide if the admissions policy of the University could use race as one of many factors for admission. The two plaintiffs in the case, both white women, argue that they were denied admission to the University of Texas due to their race. The United States District Court upheld the legality of the University's admissions policy, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concurred.