Fisher's Fishing Expedition
15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Height. Scrutiny 57 (2013)
18 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2012 Last revised: 3 Nov 2015
Date Written: December 5, 2012
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.
Keywords: affirmative action, diversity, higher education, university, race-conscious, admissions
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K39
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