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Supreme Court wants high bar for affirmative action

Colleges ponder admission policies

The Supreme Court sent a major affirmative action case back to a lower court for reconsideration on Monday, leaving many local college officials relieved that race-conscious admissions policies were not overturned, but anxious about how to meet the new, higher standard the justices set for their use.

In reviewing a challenge to affirmative action in admissions at the University of Texas, the justices did not lay out exactly how to meet that tougher standard, ensuring that university presidents, attorneys, and admissions officials will be puzzling over whether they are truly in compliance with the court’s standard.

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