FISHER V. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (U.S. SUPREME COURT, 2015)

This case concerns the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin. The Court is being asked to decide whether the Fifth Circuit's re-endorsement of the University of Texas' use of race in a holistic undergraduate admissions process can be sustained under the Supreme Court's decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. ADL again urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the University of Texas' admissions policy, saying that the policy does not impose quotas, assign people to categories based on their race, or use race as a determinative factor in making admissions decisions. Rather, its consideration of race as only one factor in a holistic review of each application is a proper means to achieve a diverse student body.