The United States Surpeme Court speaks--and settles nothing in the fight over the admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin.
The justices issued a ruling--but they did not say whether the policy--which includes provisions on race--is constitutional or not.
"They just said the lower courts didn't apply the standards right--and so sent it back to the lower courts to do it again" said Constitutional Law expert Charles "Rocky" Rhodes, adding "It would almost be like a replay official looking at a call a referee made--and saying you didn't do the standards right--so go back and figure it out correctly."
Rhodes told 550 KTSA News the marching orders for a lower federal court are pretty clear.
"It's just a matter of going back and not giving deference to the University of Texas' judgement. Essentially, the Supreme Court held the lower courts had given to much deference to the Univerisity of Texas' judgement that this program was needed" Rhodes said--potentially settign the stage for the high court to again weigh the constitutionality of the program in another two to three years.
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