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File photo of the University of Texas campus. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court Rehears Texas Affirmative Action Case

A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmative action for minority students is no longer necessary as it considered a lawsuit seeking to eliminate the school’s current policy.

11/13/2013

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University President: Affirmative Action Ruling Will Have ‘No Impact’ On Admissions Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in higher education will have “no impact” on the University of Texas’ admissions policy, school president Bill Powers said Monday, noting UT will continue to use race as a factor in some cases.

06/24/2013

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Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

The Supreme Court is questioning the University of Texas' use of affirmative action. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Supreme Court Considers Limit On Univ. Of Texas Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court is questioning the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action.

10/10/2012

ACA supporters and protesters in front of the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.

10/02/2012

Mitt Romney accepting Donald Trump's endorsement (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.

08/08/2012

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