Supreme Court Upholds Ruling on Abby Fisher
After reviewing the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin for a second time, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the university’s consideration of race in its admissions process. Abby Fisher, the plaintiff in the case, sued UT Austin in 2008 after her college application was rejected. Fisher claimed her rights were violated by the university’s consideration of race and ethnicity in admitting students. The court, however, determined that Fisher was denied admission primarily due to the university’s “10 percent plan,” which admits the top ten percent of high school graduates.
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