Attys React To High Court's Affirmative Action Ruling

Law360, New York (June 23, 2016, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday decided in Fisher v. University of Texas that the university's race-conscious admissions policy is constitutional, rejecting a challenge by an unsuccessful applicant who claims she was discriminated against because she is white. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.

Nathan A. Adams, Holland & Knight LLP

"The ruling reaffirmed that the 'educational benefits that flow from student body diversity' is a sufficient compelling interest justifying consideration of race in college admissions. However, the role of demographics in admissions policy remains unclear. In other cases, the court has stricken policies designed to achieve parity with...

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