High court questions Texas affirmative action plan

October 10, 2012 12:18:24 PM PDT
The U.S. Supreme Court just finished hearing arguments over a University of Texas program that uses race as a factor in student admissions. Hundreds of people gathered outside the court Wednesday morning as justices took up the biggest affirmative action case in a decade.

The case involves 22-year-old student Abigail Fisher who sued the university after her college application was rejected in 2008. She says she was turned away because she's white. The university says its admissions policy is aimed at creating a diverse student population.

A decision on the case is expected in the spring.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)