Tag: University Of Texas

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court ruled this morning to uphold an affirmative action program at the University of Texas, determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader…

Supreme Court Decides To Revisit Affirmative Action

By Sheryl Estrada The Supreme Court is once again involved in the affirmative action case Abigail Fisher vs. The University of Austin at Texas, announcing Monday it will hear an appeal by Fisher, for a second time, this fall. Fisher filed a lawsuit in 2008 after she was denied admission…

Supreme Court Punts Decision on Affirmative Action

By Chris Hoenig In a decision that indicates a compromise among the justices, the Supreme Court has elected not to rule on a challenge to affirmative action argued before it late last year. The 7-to-1 ruling from the court provides a small victory for opponents of affirmative action, vacating a…

How Did Texas Teen End Up Challenging Affirmative Action Follow the Money

By Manuel McDonnell Smith Twenty-three-year-old Abigail Fisheris a recent college graduate who has already landed a job in the financial-services industry in trendy Austin, Texas. In today’s economic climate for college graduates, she could be considered among the lucky few to have found employment and be on the way to…