(USA Today) The Supreme Court openly struggled Wednesday with the racial preferences used by the University of Texas to achieve student diversity, as several conservative justices questioned how much is enough to declare affirmative action programs no longer necessary.

Programs used by university admissions offices nationwide hung in the balance as the court took up the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, where Abigail Fisher, a 22-year-old Texan, claims she was denied admission to the school’s flagship campus in Austin because she was white.

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