Abigail Fisher Case Summary

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Abigail Fisher applied for admission to the University of Texas in 2008 and was denied. She was unqualified for the university’s top ten percent plan (Ten percent plan definition: guaranteed admission for any student in the top ten percent of their high school class (has to be in state of Texas)). For those who do not meet the requirements of the ten percent plan their applications are determined by several factors such as race. Fisher proceeded to sue the University, and claimed that utilizing race as a factor for the application process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. She claimed that the University discriminated her for being white, but the district court claimed the admissions process constitutional. Then

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