Affirmative Action Ruling Could Rattle Even Private Employers

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court case of a white woman who says she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race could have significant consequences for private companies as well as public employers if the high court rules broadly against race-based decision-making, attorneys say.

If the high court sides with unsuccessful undergraduate applicant Abigail Fisher and disclaims the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions, the case could complicate employers' efforts to foster racial diversity and avoid disparate impact discrimination claims,...
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