Lawyers for the University of Texas and a woman challenging its use of affirmative action in admissions will argue before a federal appeals court in Austin on Nov. 13.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-1 ruling, sent the case to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June for an exhaustive review of whether the university’s undergraduate admissions program needs to consider a student’s race and ethnicity to achieve diversity. The appeals court upheld the program in 2011, but the high court said that review fell short of the “strict scrutiny” required.
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