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Affirmative action opponents keep trying to kill off the University of Texas's admissions standards in court. The most surprising thing, given a conservative judiciary, is that they haven't succeeded.
Portia Roberson is an attorney, a former prosecutor, and a former Obama Administration official who worked in the Justice Department and the White House. She currently heads the Civil Rights and Ethics Division for the city of Detroit. Also, not a shoplifter.