5th Circ. Urged To Ax UT's Race-Conscious Admissions Policy
By Linda Chiem
Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 4:54 PM ET) -- Public policy think tanks and advocacy groups told the Fifth Circuit on Friday that the University of Texas at Austin has failed to prove that its race-conscious admissions process satisfies strict constitutional standards as it reconsiders the Abigail Fisher case remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a pair of amici curiae briefs filed with the Fifth Circuit, the Cato Institute, the American Civil Rights Institute, the Pacific Legal Foundation and other groups urged the appeals court to reject the university’s racial classification scheme for student...