Nahmod Law

Affirmative Action and Fisher v. University of Texas: A Video Discussion

As most of you know by now, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Fisher v. University of Texas, an affirmative action case that was argued on October 10, 2012.

I previously blogged about affirmative action and the Equal Protection Clause on November 5, 2009. You might want to consult that post for general background: what affirmative action is and is not, the appropriate equal protection test and a survey of the cases.

My colleague, Professor Carolyn Shapiro, and I discussed the issues raised in Fisher on September 24, 2012, and had this discussion videotaped for The Oyez Project. I think you will find it of interest.

This discussion, lasting 20 minutes (each segment is 10 minutes), is accessible through the following links: Case Background and Arguments.

Written by snahmod

October 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

Posted in Constitutional Law

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