breif#7 - Jackson Luyckx Prof OShea ISS 225 3.31.2016 Brief#7 Fisher II Abigail Fisher v University of Texas at Austin Facts Plaintiff-Appellant Abigail

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Jackson Luyckx Prof. O’SheaISS 225 3.31.2016Brief #7 Fisher IIAbigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Facts Plaintiff-Appellant: Abigail Fisher District court granted summary judgment to UT Austin Applied to UT Austin for admission for fall 08’ Did not graduate top ten in her class; therefore didn’t qualify for the Top Ten Percent Plan After further evaluation UT denied admission to Fisher Fisher had low AI test scores To low for admission Possibly eligible for summer freshman class If max score of 6 was achieved she still would not have gained admission Race or minority status did not dictate anything Fisher established that strict scrutiny in the higher education affirmative action setting is no different than strict scrutiny in other equal protection contexts Issue Plaintiff alleged that the University’s race conscious admissions program violated the 14thamendment
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