Fisher v. University of Texas

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amonthofsundays
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Fisher v. University of Texas

Postby amonthofsundays » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:39 pm

SIAP. I did a search around the forums and was surprised that there wasn't a thread about it yet. This case has been gaining traction and is currently awaiting review for cert by the SCOTUS. I am graduating this May and decided to delay my cycle until next fall. As a MA I can't help but wonder if by doing so I may be facing a radically different admissions outlook should the court hear the case and use it as an opportunity to overturn some language in Grutter. With O' Connor off the court I feel like this is a real possibility. Have any other URMs, particularly those applying next fall been following this case? Any insights, predictions, or concerns?

amonthofsundays
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Re: Fisher v. University of Texas

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:18 pm

So I'm sure many of you heard this case is going to be heard in the fall. The tragic twist is that Kagan had to recuse herself because she already worked on the case before joining the Supreme Court. It's not looking good.

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HETPE3B
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Re: Fisher v. University of Texas

Postby HETPE3B » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:20 pm


amonthofsundays
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Re: Fisher v. University of Texas

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:28 pm

HETPE3B wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=178724


Sorry. I didn't think to look on the off topic boards. I just wanted to revive my topic now that this case is happening.

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Re: Fisher v. University of Texas

Postby bogm2012 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:01 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:
HETPE3B wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=178724


Sorry. I didn't think to look on the off topic boards. I just wanted to revive my topic now that this case is happening.


Even if they rule against affirmative action in the broadest possible way, won't this still only extend to public universities? Not very hard to imagine private schools picking up URMs to try to compensate IMO.

Heartland236
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Re: Fisher v. University of Texas

Postby Heartland236 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:06 pm

There is an article that was published yesterday on The Student Appeal Law Journal website that might be relevant to this discussion: http://thestudentappeal.com/article/bakke-was-wrongly-decided




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