U.S. Supreme Court Schedules Oral Arguments On U of Texas Admissions

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 10 in a case challenging the use of affirmative action in undergraduate admissions at the University of Texas.

Fisher v. University of Texas involves a 2008 lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of UT’s consideration of race and ethnicity in deciding whom to admit.

About two-thirds of UT freshmen enroll under a state law granting automatic admission based on high school class rank, but UT weighs race and ethnicity, among numerous other factors, in deciding which other applicants to accept.

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