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US Supreme Court Shannon -- our reporter is on scene we have a ruling now and affirmative action matter.
That came out of Austin, Texas University of Texas Shannon what's the ruling -- Well -- you remember this is the case they white -- of his said she applied to the University of Texas at Austin but she didn't -- -- because of race was used in the consideration she said that.
That -- fell against her because she's white and at other minority applicants with lesser qualifications.
And her estimation were allowed to get -- simply because she was white and they were not.
What happened -- in this case we don't waiting on it since October it's the longest case we've been waiting on the -- heard.
They basically said the lower court which sided with the university.
Got it wrong but this case is not over what they've said is essentially they want to vacate that lower court decision meaning.
That decision is no good this has to go back to the lower court.
So if anyone winds at this played -- because her case stays alive but there is no final ruling on the merits of this case.
Simply being kicked back down to Texas to the fifth circuit the federal appeals court which will then have to -- decide this case.
Based on what the court says -- -- proper standards they said they didn't use the right standards the first time around.
They don't get to the merits of the case but they send it back.
It could be back here again within a -- -- of another year belt so this is there there was a question about a freshman class and whether Connecticut consider race for a pay a portion of those who were applying to college.
And and many -- thought that a broad ruling there could end.
Could -- college admissions -- -- when it comes the issue of race in considering race when allowing a person to attend but for now.
There is no ruling it goes back to the court.
Exactly now the court cites this earlier precedents in this the grab her case is -- a big one and everybody.
Who follows this particular issue will remember and basically what the court says it.
He didn't -- follow the right framework the lower court didn't get it right when they were assessing whether the University of Texas can have this policy.
And how works there in Texas is if you graduate in the top 10% of their class regardless of who you are your race or gender -- NN but that next group -- candidates just outside the 10%.
They're allowed to consider schools are currently using a consideration of race is one of many many factors and in looking to fill out the rest of the class the -- What happens now is this goes back and the dispute starts all over again bill I think the legal term is -- apparently.
The Supreme Court can't Shannon thank you the judge three.
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