this blog was written by 2 high school students as a semester project so if you want an accurate summary of these cases, you might want to go to another website or the ones that we have sited on here.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
Abigail Fisher was senior at a high school in Sugar Land, Texas in 2008. She applied to the University of Texas at Austin and she was denied acceptance. Fisher is challenging the school's race-conscious admissions policies. She is claiming she was denied access because she is white. "The school defends its policy of considering race as one of many factors -- such as test scores, community service, leadership and work experience -- designed to ensure a diverse campus."
This case brings up unresolved questions pertaining to race and schools searching for diversity. "Justice Kagan will not hear this case because she had dealt with the issue while serving as President Barack Obama's solicitor general. That would leave the possibility of a 4-4 tie, meaning the university would prevail, but no important precedent would be established." Abigail Fisher is pretty much out of luck if she is trying to make a difference.