Legal Buzz October 10, 2012: Fisher v. University of Texas: Supreme Court Poses Tough Questions in Affirmative Action Case

LEGAL BUZZ

COURT AND LEGAL NEWS:

Supreme Court Poses Tough Questions in Affirmative Action Case

Source: ABC News Radio., 10-10-12

 At the Supreme Court Wednesday, the conservative justices had questions for a lawyer defending the University of Texas’ plan that takes race into consideration in the admissions process.
One of their main concerns goes to the heart of the case: at what point does the court stop deferring to a university’s judgment that the consideration of race is still necessary?“I understand my job under our precedents is to determine if your use of race is narrowly tailored to a compelling interest,” Chief Justice John Roberts said to Gregory Garre, a lawyer representing the University of Texas. “The compelling interest you identify is attaining a critical mass of minority students at the University of Texas, but you won’t tell what the critical mass is. How am I supposed to do the job that our precedents say I should do?”…READ MORE

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