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Hi we are back there is a lot going on this morning and we have just received a decision from on the affirmative action case -- the Supreme Court has been a huge case.
Fisher -- the University of Texas which we've been watching throughout the course of this just a part time I was with me as sort of get our arms around this a little -- we know was a 721 decision Elena Kagan recused yourself in this case.
And and that the premise here is whether or not this young student this woman.
Was rejected by the university because she was white she claims that minority students who took advantage of affirmative action and -- lesser qualified.
Were accepted -- -- The big picture here is whether or not the Supreme Court is gonna reverse a series of opinions and 2005.
And -- and University of Michigan also a state school like the University of Texas.
Which went in the direction of the school and permitted the school to use race.
As a basis for decision making look it's been argued for a hundred years that so since the civil war race has been removed it.
As an armament from their quiver of all government -- can't make decisions based on race.
University of Michigan case's opinions written by justice O'Connor said you can use race.
But only for the next 25 years no one knows where she got -- -- from years from now comes this this plaintiffs named Fisher in Texas saying.
Forget the -- five years it's ten years later I lost the slot because -- white.
What kind of say a fourteenth amendment enforcement is this today to the chagrin of everybody involved people want -- to win people a lot of the state to prevail.
The Supreme Court basically punted.
Sent it back to the lower court and said.
Well read between the lines here you know those in University of Michigan today cases may be we're gonna change them maybe not but didn't give this woman her say.
Let a jury decide whether or not.
Texas discriminate on the basis of race Texas admits it discredit on the basis of race is something for the jury to -- High -- -- pointed out that that the process is at the top 10% of students how are accepted to the university and state university.
And then after that when they're deciding who gets those slots they do take affirmative action to account.
And tried to create a diverse student population but it raises this large issue.
Of other the timeframe and a the last hundred years and whether or not we should be in a position now.
To not have a box says checked off with regard to race that people would be judged on the merits of their academic success.
That wonderful legal scholar who see seated on the other side of me U's that get built memory is that great.
-- yeah that's exactly what they plan to court did today they didn't -- either side nor did they clarify the law.
But the basically said start the trial over again bring -- practice and a couple years this.
As in it was written.
By Justice Kennedy -- insert -- into that would get -- -- -- as we read through all of this thank you so much all day for just a volatile sugar yeah.
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