According to The New York Times, some groups favoring affirmative action claim this is at least a partial victory because the court left the Texas program in place.
Abigail Fisher, the young woman who sued the university, provided a brief statement after the Supreme Court's decision was announced. “I am grateful to the justices,” she said, for the 7-to-1 decision to send the case back to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for further consideration under a tougher standard of review.
“I’m just very honored and grateful to have participated in this,” Fisher said. “I am very confident U.T. won’t be able to use race as a factor in admissions in the future.”