Tuesday, October 23, 2012

'Fisher v. University of Texas': Affirmative Action Revisited by the Supreme Court - Podcast

In this Federalist Society Civil Rights Practice Group teleforum podcast, Gail Heriot discusses the October 10, 2012 argument before the United States Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. "[A]n unprecedented number of scholars have published work directly or indirectly calling into question some of the basic assumptions of affirmative action policies. Is the Supreme Court poised to make fundamental changes to affirmative action in higher education, revisiting either Bakke (1978) or Grutter and Gratz (2003)? Does Fisher have the markings of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case?"