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Excerpted from: Brief for the Civil Rights Clinic and the Education Rights Center at Howard University School of Law as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Abigail Noel Fisher, Petitioner, V. University of Texas at Austin, et Al., Respondents. No. 14-981 (November 2, 2015). (Footnotes) (Full Document) (Cases Status Omitted)






Background Plaintiffs Abigail Noel Fisher and Rachel Multer Michalewicz applied to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and were denied admission. The two women, both white, filed suit, alleging that the University had discriminated against them on the basis of their race in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. (For More Information)