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“No,” said Garre. “Our point is that we want minorities from different backgrounds.” 

Kennedy picked up the conversation. “What you’re saying is, what counts is race above all. That’s the necessary response to Justice Alito’s question.”

“No,” said Garre. “What counts is different experiences …” 

“You want the underprivileged from a certain race and the privileged from a certain race,” said Kennedy. “So that’s race.” 

The court is not likely to decide such a contentious case for months, if not into 2013.

Emily Belz
Emily Belz

Emily, who has covered everything from political infighting to pet salons for The Indianapolis Star, The Hill, and the New York Daily News, reports for WORLD from New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emzleb.

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