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High Court Issues Split Decisions on Affirmative Action

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High Court Issues Split Decisions on Affirmative Action

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High Court Issues Split Decisions on Affirmative Action

High Court Issues Split Decisions on Affirmative Action

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The Supreme Court rules that minority college applicants may be given an edge when applying for admissions, but limits how great a factor race can play. Issuing two split decisions regarding the University of Michigan's admissions policies, justices strike down a point system used for undergraduate admissions, but uphold a law school program that gives race less prominence. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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