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Fisher v University of Texas at Austin

Affirmative Action Needed Now More Than Ever

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

The Republican Party's efforts to repress minority voting through voter ID laws, redistricting, changing polling places and hours etc., indicate that "current conditions" are as miserable as ever

Progress Despite the Supreme Court's Imprecise Position on Racial Preferences

Steven C. Bahls | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Steven C. Bahls

Eighteen years ago, I was in the United States Supreme Court chambers when the Court announced its decision in another landmark class involving prefer...

Joy Resmovits

Lee Bollinger Encouraged About Affirmative Action Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- During his tenure as president of the University of Michigan, Lee Bollinger's name became attached, for better or worse, with two of the k...

Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices

The Supreme Court declined to make a decision in the case of Fisher vs. the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, sending the case back to a lower ...

Joy Resmovits

Court's Affirmative Action Decision 'Will Have No Impact'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

After months of waiting for the Supreme Court to issue a sweeping ruling on affirmative action in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, un...

Affirmative Action Decision Made By Supreme Court

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action came out Monday, with the justices sending the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. ...

Court Rules On Affirmative Action

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action Monday, deciding by a 7-1 vote to send the case back to a federal appeals court. The affirmative acti...

High Court Takes On Affirmative Action

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action Monday, but did not issue rulings on other major decisions regarding gay marriage and voting rights. ...

Supreme Court Makes Affirmative Action Ruling

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled Monday to send a case on University of Texas' use of race in its admissions criteria back to a lower court. In a 7-1 decisi...

Supreme Court Rules On Fisher v. University Of Texas At Austin

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action Tuesday, sending Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court. The Court ordered the...

Supreme Court Makes Affirmative Action Ruling

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court told an appeals court Thursday that it misinterpreted the justices' precedent when reviewing the University of Texas at Austin's aff...

I Am No Jimmy the Greek -- Round Two... Fisher v. Texas

Ediberto Roman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Supreme Court revisits the legality of higher education affirmative action. I believe the Court will recognize that diversity is an important social and educational value that must be actively promoted.

UT Austin Must Become a Symbol of Racial Justice

Gabriel Daniel Solis | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Gabriel Daniel Solis

Opponents argue that UT Austin's race-conscious admissions policies are no longer necessary in our "post-racial" society. But anyone who believes that we live in a "post-racial" society only needs to walk around the campus of UT Austin and the surrounding neighborhoods to know that this is not true.

Diversity and Merit in College Admissions: A False Dichotomy

Wendy Kopp | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education
Wendy Kopp

All eyes are on the Supreme Court today as it considers Fisher v. University of Texas, its first case on the use of race in college admissions since 2003. If the Court sides with Fisher, our nation's colleges could soon become much less diverse -- with major repercussions in every sector of society.

50 Years of Progress Should Not Be Erased With One Ruling

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.04.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

We cannot allow 50 years of progress since the day James Meredith enrolled in the University of Mississippi to be erased with one ruling. Far too much is at stake for us to remain silent.