Supreme Court rejects bid to block race-based admissions at West Point, for now

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a conservative student group’s efforts to force the U.S Military Academy at West Point to cease its race-based admissions policies, saying that the case is still “underdeveloped” in lower court proceedings.

“The application for writ of injunction pending appeal presented to Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court is denied. The record before this Court is underdeveloped, and this order should not be construed as expressing any view on the merits of the constitutional question,” the court said in an order.

The petition to enjoin West Point from making race-based considerations on student applications was sought by the group Students For Fair Admissions in light of its 6-3 victory before justices last year in a different case when the justices ruled that affirmative action was not in accordance with Title
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