Leon Wheeler holds a sign that reads 'We Support U.T. Austion' during a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Supreme, on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Did affirmative action take a hit today?

ANALYSIS - The Supreme Court's ruling Monday, while not the death blow to affirmative action that many of its supporters had feared, continues a push led by the Court's conservatives to impose very high standards on any consideration of race in public policy...
People wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington as key decisions are expected to be announced Monday, June 24, 2013. At the end of the court's term, several major cases are still outstanding that could have widespread political impact on same-sex marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Affirmative action not settled by Supreme Court

theGRIO REPORT - The U.S. Supreme Court did not outlaw affirmative action in a widely-anticipated opinion today, instead issuing a narrow ruling that sends the University of Texas' college admissions program back to a lower court for reconsideration...