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RESOURCES: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

December 30, 1899

 

Case Returns to the Appeals Court

NEW: UT at Austin's Consideration of Race in Admissions Ruled Legal by Appeals Court (July 16, 2014)

From the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (June 24, 2013)

Transcript of Oral Argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Oct 10, 2012)

Higher Education Community and Other Statements on the 2013 U.S. ​Supreme Court Decision

ACE President Molly Corbett Broad

We are deeply gratified that the court agrees with the higher education community—diversity on our campuses offers unique educational benefits to students and is a compelling government interest.

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers 

We will continue to defend the University’s admission policy on remand in the lower court under the strict standards that the Court first articulated in the Bakke case, reaffirmed in the Grutter case, and laid out again today. We believe the University’s policy fully satisfies those standards.

Amicus Briefs

Amicus Brief from ACE and 41 Higher Education Associations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ​(Oct. 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court in remanded the case back to the 5th Circuit in June 2013. The appeals court heard the case Nov. 13, 2013. ​

Amicus Brief from ACE and the Higher Education Community to the U.S. Supreme Court in Support of the University of Texas (Aug. 2012)

Full list of amicus briefs in support of petitioner and respondent (UT-Austin Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs)

ACE's President to President

President to President Special Edition: Supreme Court Rules in Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin (June 24, 2013)

President to President Special Edition: Supreme Court Hears Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Oct. 11, 2012)

President to President Special Edition: ACE Filing Amicus Brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Aug. 13, 2012)

ACE Board of Directors Resolution on Diversity

Resolution approved by the ACE Board of Directors on June 19, 2012, to preserve, support and enhance diversity on college and university campuses.

Other Resources

SCOTUSBlog on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Understanding Fisher v. the University of Texas (College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative)

Fisher v. University of Texas: Keeping the "Strict" in "Strict Scrutiny" (NACUA Notes)

Preparing for the Fisher Decision: Are You Ready? (College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative)

University of Michigan Admissions Cases Before the U.S. Supreme Court (2003)

Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger​

Affirmative Action in Higher Education After Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger​

Statement of Higher Education Presidential Associations on Affirmative Action Cases Before the United States Supreme Court​​

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 More on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision

 
Higher Ed Groups Respond to Supreme Court Decision in The New York Times (click to enlarge; PDF, 1.5 MB)
Webinar (free for ACE members)