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SCOTUS declines to hear new case on race in school admissions

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case on admissions at a prestigious northern Virginia high school that eliminated standardized testing to diversify its student body.

Why it matters: The high court last year overturned decades of precedent by ending affirmative action — but left a path open for schools to consider other options to seek diversity.

The justices who declined to take up the case didn't provide a reason.

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.

Context: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology adopted a...

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