US top court to revisit affirmative action case

Plaintiff Abigail Noel Fisher (L) speaks to the media after the U.S. Supreme Court Supreme heard arguments in her case on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DCWashington (AFP) – =The US Supreme Court said Monday it will revisit the thorny issue of affirmative action, pointing to a major decision in the coming year on race as a factor in university admissions. For the second time in three years, the nation’s highest court will examine the case of Abigail Fisher, who alleges she was turned down for a place at the University of Texas because she is white. It heard her case in October 2012, but issued no decision after eight months of deliberations, opting instead to toss the matter back to the federal Court of Appeals in Texas.

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