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Editor’s Letter: The Race Case

What did Fisher v. University of Texas resolve? After eight years, the legal case challenging the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policy has finally...

 
 

Supreme Court Affirms UT’s Use of Race in Admissions

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that UT-Austin may continue considering race in admissions decisions—putting an end to an eight-year legal...

 
 

Supreme Court to Rehear Fisher Case

The future of race in admissions is once again headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court announced Monday that it will rehear the case of Abigail Fisher,...

 
 

Appeals Court Declines to Hear Fisher Case

The latest news in the seemingly interminable lawsuit between Abigail Fisher and UT: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals declined today to rehear the case. Fisher,...

 
 

Court Sides 2-1 With UT in Fisher Case

In a 2-1 decision Tuesday, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court upheld an earlier ruling that UT did not violate the 14th Amendment by refusing admission to Abigail Fisher. The...

 
 

Arguing Race in Admissions (Again): Coverage of the Fisher Appeal Hearing

As Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against The University of Texas nears its sixth year, the nation is still deeply divided on the use of race in admissions. Here’s...

 
 

Supreme Court Sends UT Case Back to Lower Court

Some called it a non-decision, others said it could be a game-changer. Both sides claimed victory. So, what really happened in the Supreme Court’s Fisher v....

 
 

Guest Column: Colleges Should Use Race in Admissions

This column first appeared in the Texas Tribune. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, in which the University...

 
 

Guest Column: Race Has No Place In College Admissions

This column first appeared in the Texas Tribune. The issue presented by Fisher v. University of Texas is whether a state university should give preference to some...

 
 

UT Files Brief in Admissions Case

UT today  filed its brief in the case of Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin, which challenges the consideration of race in U.S. college admissions. It...

 
 
 
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