Supreme Court sidesteps UT’s affirmative action suit

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utWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court is jerking us around like some late-night infomercial, you know where they always tell us, ‘But wait! There’s more!’

The Supremes had 11 decisions to reveal this week before they head off to wherever they head off for the summer.

The first out of the bag was the race-based admission policy used by the University of Texas at Austin.

In the 7-to-1 decision, Justice Kennedy wrote that courts should approve race as a factor only after a school proves no race-neutral alternative would produce diversity.

But the Supremes told the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to take another look at the suit filed by Abigail Fisher. She’s the Anglo Texan denied admission to UT in 2008.

The Supreme Court said the lower court should have looked harder at UT’s race-based admissions policy before upholding it.

But wait! There’s more!

The Supremes still have the challenge to California`s ban on same-sex marriages, and the question of whether the defense of marriage act, or DOMA, is legal when it bars gay couples from a range of benefits.

The Court could end the civil-rights era requirement that local and state governments, mostly in the south, get Justice Department approval of all changes in the way they hold elections.

But wait! There;s more!

The Justices could decide whether Massachusetts can limit the number of protesters outside abortion clinics. Protesters say the law violates their right to freedom of speech and assembly.

The Supreme Court says to stay tuned because, as you know, it’s not over until the plus-sized lady belts out a song.