The Supreme Court decided, in the case of Schuette v Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigration Rights By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), that the convoluted reasoning that Michigan’s Proposition 2, which outlawed discrimination based on race by state agencies, including state universities was actually racially discriminatory in itself, was
a stinking pile of bovine feces wrong. Patterico has a good discussion going on this case.
The decision was 6-2 (Justice Elena Kagan recusing herself), with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Ginsberg saying, in effect, that since the Constitution (supposedly) allows Affirmative Action (see Grutter v Bollinger) that Affirmative Action is not only allowable but practically mandatory.
I’ll have more on this in the comments as time allows.