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Judge upholds UT’s race-based admissions policies

At some of the nation’s colleges and universities race and ethnicity are among several factors when it comes to admission. According to the Dallas Morning News, a judge dismissed a federal lawsuit Monday that claimed undergraduate admissions policies at the University of Texas at Austin violate the Constitution and federal law. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled Monday that the university’s use of race and ethnicity as factors in admissions is constitutionally acceptable. Most of the university’s freshmen are admitted through a state law allowing automatic college admissions for students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Race and ethnicity are among several factors considered by the university for admissions outside the top 10 percent law.

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