SCOTUS case could kill college affirmative action

(NBC News) The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information.

Several justices on Wednesday asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that they’ve now heard twice. Additional evidence might determine whether the use of race is necessary to increase diversity at the University of Texas.

The justices rehashed many of the same arguments they discussed three years ago in the case of Abigail Fisher. Justice Anthony Kennedy — who’s crucial to the outcome — said there’s information “we should know and don’t know.”

Their skepticism about the issue was on display during more than 90 minutes in a packed courtroom.