Tag Archives: Affirmative action

SCOTUS Seems to Favor Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

BY DANIELLE COUPET — In true legal fashion, let’s start with a hypothetical. Suppose we have two applicants to the University of Michigan: Tom and Tyra. Tom is a premiere football quarterback, whose father also just so happened to play football at the University of Michigan. Tyra is an African-American woman, hoping to be the […]

Justices Weigh Texas School’s “Critical Mass” Minority Admissions Policy

BY GABRIELA PIRANA & LESLIE POLLACK — On Wednesday, October 10, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.  The case involves Abigail Fisher, a white female, who was denied undergraduate admission to the University of Texas at Austin.  Fisher narrowly missed UT’s admissions criteria for white […]