Topic: U.S. Supreme Court

Statement from President Bill Powers Regarding 5th Circuit Appeals Court Hearing in Fisher v. Texas

Nov. 13, 2013

The following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today's Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas at Austin.

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Supreme Court Case Puts Affirmative Action Issue Back in National Media Spotlight

Oct. 9, 2012
Supreme Court Case Puts Affirmative Action Issue Back in National Media Spotlight

Business, Military, Society To Benefit if Supreme Court Upholds UT Admissions Policy

Aug. 14, 2012

Retired generals, Fortune 500 corporations and states across our country joined with higher education leaders, University of Texas alumni, social scientists, civil rights groups, students and the United States government Monday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the university's narrowly tailored use of race as one, non-predominant factor in its admissions decisions.

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University of Texas Receives Substantial Amicus Support in Supreme Court Case

Aug. 13, 2012

Numerous amicus briefs are being filed with the United States Supreme Court today in support of The University of Texas at Austin's holistic admissions process, which looks at an applicant's race and ethnicity among many other factors.

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Business, Higher Education, Civil Rights Groups Support University in Supreme Court Case

Aug. 10, 2012
Business, Higher Education, Civil Rights Groups Support University in Supreme Court Case

Amicus briefs have been filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of The University of Texas at Austin's holistic admissions process.

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