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LA 346: Law and EthicsProfessor SpoonerNovember 10, 2014Fisher v. TexasFacts:The University of Texas in Austin is a renowned institution that admits nearly 13,000 students each year. One of the missions and goals of the University is to increase the diversity of the school’s population. After implementing 2 other programs to achieve diversity which were deemed unconstitutional, the University proposed a third admissions program, which is the one in question in this case. The new admissions program would entail two categories that every individual would be judged on, which are“Academic Index” (which include GPA, and SAT scores) and “Personal Achievement Index” (which includes clubs, extracurricular activities, and now race). All students were judged on those two categories, and it is obvious that the race portion of the Personal Achievement Index was definitely a meaningful factor. Caucasian petitioner “Fisher” applied for admission in 2008 and was denied, and then sued the University because theirconsideration of race violated the Equal Protection Clause.