On Wednesday morning the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the most important civil rights case to come before the justices in the past six years: a challenge to the use of race as a factor in admissions at the University of Texas.
The first Monday in October is the traditional start of the Supreme Court’s new term. Last term was a blockbuster, dominated by health care and immigration. But this one looks like it, too, and will be one of the most important in years.
The case involves Abigail Fisher, a white woman who applied to the school in 2008.