LIC Notes: Supreme Court Case Fisher v. University of Texas Resource Guide

Published: October 8th, 2012

Category: LIC Notes

The United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments for cases on Monday at the start of the 2012 October Term. The court currently has 31 cases scheduled to be heard before the end of the calendar year.  On Wednesday, the Court will hear arguments for Fisher v. University of Texas. The question presented in this case is “Whether the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions is lawful under this court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003).”

An excellent resource guide provides the text of selected court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The guide also includes news coverage and law review articles about the Fisher case, and some basic information on UT student body profiles and statistics since 2008.