- October 27, 2015

UT To Supreme Court: We Need Affirmative Action


KUT (From The Texas Tribune) — The University of Texas at Austin needs to consider race in admissions if it wants a diverse, representative student body, the school told the U.S. Supreme Court 0n Monday in a 70-page brief filed in advance of oral arguments in the case Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin.

The nation’s high court will hear arguments in the case, which could bring an end to affirmative action at UT-Austin, this December.

The school was sued in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who argued she was denied admission to UT-Austin because she is white. Her case has already reached the…