What to Know About Fisher v. University of Texas

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  • Fisher Felt She Deserved Admission
  • Fisher Enrolls at LSU; Michalewicz Bows Out of Case
  • District Court Upholds University’s Admission Policies
  • Attorneys File a Petition of Review to Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments in October 2012
  • Justices Will Rule on Affirmative Action This Month
  • What to Know About Fisher v. University of Texas
  • What to Know About Fisher v. University of Texas
  • Abigail Fisher Was Denied Admission at the University of Texas
  • Fisher Alleges University Denied Admission Based on Her Race
  • University of Texas’ Top 10 Percent Admission Policy

District Court Upholds University’s Admission Policies

In 2009, U.S. District court judge Sam Sparks found the University of Texas’ admissions policy met the standards set by the 2003 case Grutter v. Bollinger, which allowed racial preferences in higher education. 

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