February 11, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Lawyers for Abigail Noel Fisher filed a new appeal before the US Supreme Court Wednesday, challenging, for a second time, the University of Texas affirmative action program. This prolonged legal battle began in 2008 when Fisher, a Caucasian student, was denied undergraduate admission to University ...[read more]
November 14, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday denied Abigail Fisher's petition for a rehearing en banc in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The judges for the Fifth Circuit voted 10-5 to deny the petition. The case is on remand from a June 2013 ...[read more]
October 21, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnists Tamara Fisher and Jacquelyn Rembis, both students at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, discuss issues surrounding inadvertently recorded background conversations and the wide disparity of judicial opinions over their admissibility ...Wiretaps are an incredibly powerful tool ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas at Austin (UT) may continue considering race as part of its admission criteria. The US Supreme Court had remanded the case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, to the appeals court last year after ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Bethany Fisher
JURIST Guest Columnist David Hommel, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2014, is the author of the ninth article in a ten-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Hommel discusses false identification of military personnel who have engaged ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Bethany Fisher
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a movement to overturn the Tennessee Voter Identification Act, ruling that a requirement of government-issued photo ID for voters is constitutional. Chief Justice Gary Wade delivered the majority opinion and Justice William Koch Jr. ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-1 Monday in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that the appeals court did not apply the correct standard in upholding a ruling for the university in an affirmative action challenge. Petitioner Abigail Noel Fisher, a Caucasian student, was denied undergraduate ...[read more]
May 17, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Associate Editor Fangxing Li, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, explores the upcoming US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action policies in institutions of higher education and argues that these policies harm rather than help diversity in schools that employ those ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
6/24/2013: Supreme Court remanded affirmative action case back to lower court 3/25/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear new affirmative action case 11/15/2012: Sixth Circuit ruled Michigan ban on affirmative action unconstitutional 11/6/2012: Oklahoma voters approved ban on ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Segall of Georgia State University says that, although several of the justices on the US Supreme Court interpret the US Constitution to require the government to essentially ignore race, such a requirement would significantly harm civil rights in the US...Between now ...[read more]

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