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Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program

1 year 1 day 8 hours ago December 09, 2015 Dec 9, 2015 Wednesday, December 09 2015 December 09, 2015 11:00 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information.

Several justices asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that they've now heard twice.

Additional evidence might determine whether the use of race is necessary to increase diversity at the University of Texas.

The justices rehashed many of the same arguments they discussed three years ago in the case of Abigail Fisher.

Justice Anthony Kennedy - who's crucial to the outcome - says there's information "we should know and don't know."

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