Take Two for October 10, 2012

Fisher vs. University of Texas: Affirmative action gets its day in court

The Supreme Court Hears Hears Affirmative Action Case Regarding Admissions To Texas University

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Leon Wheeler holds a sign that reads "We Support U.T. Austion" during a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Supreme, on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Fisher vs. University of Texas.

The case stems from a legal complaint by Texas student Abigail Fisher who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.

Fisher, who is white, claims she was unfairly rejected from a university because of affirmative action.

We speak to Tejinder Singh from SCOTUSblog.


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