Race-Sensitive Admissions Program at the University of Texas Upheld by U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

In a 9-7 ruling the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to rehear a case decided by a three-judge panel that upheld the race-sensitive admissions program at the University of Texas. The plaintiffs in the case had argued that the race-sensitive admissions program was unconstitutional because race-neutral methods were effective in creating a sufficient level of student diversity.

The plaintiffs are considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.