The U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on a case related to affirmative action in college admissions, but that ruling is unlikely to have immediate implications for colleges and applicants. Inside Higher Ed reports that the court’s 7-1 ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin did not offer a definitive opinion on whether colleges may consider the use of race in admissions.
The case was brought against the University of Texas at Austin by Abigail Fisher, who is white. Fisher said the school rejected her application for admission based on her race.
The case is likely to return to the Supreme Court again after being heard again by a lower court.