Fisher v. University of Texas and the Status of Affirmative Action: Implications for Social Equity

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Abstract

In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas that threatened the continued use of affirmative action to promote diversity in university admissions. It vacated the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld its use, and remanded the case back to the appellate court. This legal brief examines the implications of the Fifth Circuit’s decision on remand. It examines the appellate court’s response to the High Court on remand, where it once again upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalReview of Public Personnel Administration
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Public Administration

Keywords

  • affirmative action and equal employment opportunity
  • discrimination
  • diversity
  • legal/constitutional issues
  • recruitment and selection

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