Blawgletter watched the oral arguments last year in Fisher v. Univ. of Texas, No. 111-345 (U.S. June 24, 2013). We came away thinking that UT's program for giving boosts to well-off minority applicants would crash and burn. Today it crashed. The burning will await its return to New Orleans, where the Fifth Circuit must now apply "strict scrutiny" to decide whether the program passes constitutional muster.

We do not plan to hold our breath.