The long wait is over. After months of deliberation, the U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that had upheld the race-conscious admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin. We asked experts to weigh in on this important decision and what it means for race-conscious admissions at colleges across the country.

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Noliwe Rooks

Noliwe Rooks is an associate professor in Africana Studies at Cornell U.

Richard Kahlenber

Richard Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation.

Estela Bensimon

Estela Bensimon is a higher-education professor and co-editor of the Center for Urban Education at USC.

Curt Levey

Curt Levey is executive director of the Committee For Justice.

Pamela Newkirk

Pamela Newkirk is a professor of journalism at New York University.

Peter Schuck

Peter Schuck is a professor emeritus of law at Yale University.