Civil and Human Rights

Previewing Fisher v. University of Texas


Tuesday, October 9, 2012
4:00 pm
American Constitution Society

ACS invites you to learn about the upcoming arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas with three distinguished panelists. The case will be argued the following day and could have broad implications for affirmative action in public education. Issue: Whether the Supreme Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, permit the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions. Linda Greenhouse: Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. Supreme Court Correspondent, New York Times; Member, ACS National Board of Directors Amy Wax: Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, Penn Law; Former Assistant to the Solictor General; Expert Social Welfare Law and Policy David Gans: Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center; Former Program Director of Cardozo Law School’s Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy and attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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