Tuesday, February 21, 2012
On Feb. 21, 2012, the Supremes granted cert to Fisher v. University of Austin, 631 F.3d 213 (5th Cir.). The docket sheet is here. The University uses race as one factor in the admissions process. CNN coverage is here. Above The Law believes that the Court granted cert becaus this is an election year. The question presented is as follows:
Whether this Court's decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause ofthe Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003),permit the University of Texas at Austin's use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein