The Supreme Court didn’t kill off the University of Texas’ admissions policy in Fisher v. Texas, but that doesn’t mean the case should be seen as a win. In a sense, the decision is a punt.
The Roberts Court may be waiting until the bitter end of its current term to deliver the much-awaited decisions on same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and voting rights, but as this term comes to a close the agenda of the conservative wing of the court couldn’t be clearer.
Oral arguments in Fisher v. Texas highlight the Court’s skepticism with race ever being an appropriate factor in univeristy admissions.
Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Fisher v. Texas, the first case on affirmative action to be heard by the court in almost a decade. If the Supreme Court strikes down the UT Plan, both students of color and white students will lose out.