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BIG News from U. S. Supreme Court

June 25, 2013
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A big week at the court:  The justices released two important decisions, Fisher v. University of Texas, which is a very narrow opinion that strikes down a portion of UT’s acceptance criteria which is based on affirmative action, and Shelby County v. Fisher, which declares portions of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.  Both opinions are long.  More on each later.


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