High Court To Hear Challenge To Race Use In UT Admissions

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 4:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal from an unsuccessful white applicant to University of Texas at Austin who challenged the school's policy of taking race into account during the undergraduate admissions process.

The high court granted a petition for certiorari from Abigail Fisher, who sought admission to the school in 2008 and then claimed that she was turned down despite having academic credentials that were better than those of many admitted minority candidates.

Fisher and another woman filed suit in April 2008,...
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