What to Know About Fisher v. University of Texas

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Fisher Alleges University Denied Admission Based on Her Race

Fisher and Michalewicz filed a suit to a U.S. district court stating the university rejected them because of their race and violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The clause states, “No state shall…deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

(Photo: Courtesy of Univeristy of Texas)

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