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Student: UT admission denied because of race

AUSTIN, TX (CNN) - A Texas university is spot-lighted in the Supreme Court's first affirmative action case in nearly a decade.

The high court will be hearing an appeal from a white student who says she was denied a spot at UT Austin because of her race.

The court said Tuesday it will return to the issue of affirmative action in higher education for the first time since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor in admissions.

The case is expected to be argued in the fall.

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