Justices look anew at Texas affirmative action

Posted at 10:07 AM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 10:07:12-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball coaches, leading military officers and many of the country's biggest businesses agree that the Supreme Court should preserve the use of race in college admissions.

But they may be in a fight they can't win as the justices take up a case that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.

The court is hearing arguments Wednesday for the second time in three years in the case of a white Texas woman who was rejected for admission at the University of Texas.

Abigail Fisher graduated from Louisiana State University three years ago, but has kept up her legal fight, backed by a prominent opponent of racial preferences.

The court's renewed interest in her case worries supporters of affirmative action.