Fisher's Fishing Expedition
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
December 5, 2012
U. Pa. J. Const. L. Height. Scrutiny, Vol. 15, No. 57, 2013
Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-02
This Essay delves into the Supreme Court oral arguments in Fisher v. Texas, which occurred on October 10, 2012. It examines the exchanges between the advocates and Justices, focusing on the meaning of 'critical mass' and the quest for total race neutrality in UT admissions. It argues that both of these are futile endeavors and unnecessary to decide Fisher. The entire Fisher case is a fishing expedition - albeit one that might reel in race-conscious admissions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Fisher v. Texas, Supreme Court, oral argument, race neutrality, race-conscious admissions, university admissions, affirmative action
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K39Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 5, 2012 ; Last revised: February 25, 2013
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