Education Groups Ask 5th Circ. To Allow UT Admission Policy

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The American Council on Education and 41 other educational groups asked the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to uphold the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admissions process as it reconsiders the Abigail Fisher case remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In an amici curiae to the Fifth Circuit, ACE and the 41 other educational groups said courts should give deference to universities in how they seek to diversify their student body given that diversity is not a one-size-fits-all concept and each higher education institution must define student...
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