I cannot quite comprehend the meaning of the sentence in bold print, and I wish to realize what it conveys:
In the United States, a long-standing controversy over the Virginia Military Institute resulted in a landmark Supreme Court ruling, in June 1996, that the institute must admit women. Nevertheless the Court left room for private (i.e. not state-run) single-sex institutions and other such schools, where needed, to redress discrimination.
So, judging from the context, if I were the writer, I would write:
The Supreme Court ruled that the military school must accept women applicants, Nevertheless, the Court did not say anything about private schools
Due to the word Nevertheless, I would suppose the previous sentence and the latter contradicts in meaning, but it doesn't seem to be the case, as in the article it wrote:
Nevertheless the Court left room for private (i.e. not state-run) single-sex institutions and other such schools, where needed, to redress discrimination.
This sentence seems odd to me because the two sentence appear to play the same role: Supreme Court don't like discrimination, thus the word nevertheless is inappropriately used.
Is there anything that I fail to understand? I wish someone could enlighten me.