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Supreme Court steps into major political fight and out of affirmative action case

This morning, the high court decided it will hear a case soon that pits Republicans against President Obama. It centers on whether executive powers allow high-level appointments to be made while Congress is in recess -- thereby side-stepping Senate confirmation. Also, the constitutionality of race-based admissions used by the University of Texas was sent back to the lower court for greater judicial scrutiny.