Today in One Paragraph
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action program and split over a challenge to President Obama’s immigration plan. Meanwhile, over on Capitol Hill, House Democrats ended their sit-in after 25 hours; the House abandoned legislation that would ban the Confederate Flag from military funerals; and Representative Chaka Fattah resigned after a federal corruption conviction earlier this week. Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured in April 2015, was found not guilty on all charges. And abroad, voting results will decide whether the United Kingdom stays in the European Union.
At the Supreme Court. In a 4-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the University of Texas’ policy to consider race as a factor of admission was constitutional. Justices split on President Obama’s immigration policy, however, leaving a lower court’s ruling to block his plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation in place. (Matt Ford, The Atlantic)
And That’s a Wrap. After more than 24 hours of chants and speeches, the House sit-in protesting legislative inaction on gun control came to a close. The protest was an attempt to force a vote on the proposed “no-fly, no-buy” gun bill that would bar people on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms. Speaker Paul Ryan called the House into recess until July 5. Catch up on some of the most interesting moments. (Roll Call; Time)