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Immigration supporters hold up their hands and walk down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court April 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which is challenging President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration - the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.  (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Immigration supporters hold up their hands and walk down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court April 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which is challenging President Obama's 2014 executive actions on immigration - the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Thursday was a big day at the Supreme Court. The justices ruled that the University of Texas can use race as a factor in admissions. On a 4-4 vote, they also upheld a lower court ruling that blocks President Obama's executive actions on immigration. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate, about both decisions.

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Dahlia Lithwick, reporter for Slate. She tweets @dahlialithwick.

This segment aired on June 23, 2016.

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