The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a case which, if ruled in favor of Fisher, would effectively undo PrezBo’s landmark 2003 affirmative action win. PrezBo scored that victory, Grutter v. Bollinger, coming east from UMich, where he was a big affirmative action supporter. The conclusion of the case affirmed public universities’ right to consider race as a factor in admissions.

Arguments won’t start until this October, so PrezBo’s trophy will hold its sheen for at least a few months longer. And when they do, the judicial leaning of the Court is such that affirmative action policy will likely remain intact. If, however, Fisher ends up taking a feather out of PrezBo’s cap, at least ‘Bo can still find solace in his hair and mansion and stuff.