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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 9:13 am

The Supreme Court sidestepped a sweeping decision on the use of race-conscious school admission policies, ruling Monday on the criteria at the University of Texas and whether it violates the equal protection rights of some white applicants.

The justices threw the case back to the lower courts for further review.

The court affirmed the use of race in the admissions process, but makes it harder for institutions to use such policies to achieve diversity.

The 7-1 decision avoids the larger constitutional issues.

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/24/politics/scotus-texas-affirmative-action/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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