Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in UT-Austin Case

WASHINGTON — College admissions processes could soon undergo fundamental changes, depending on the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving the University of Texas at Austin. Justices on Wednesday will hear oral arguments for and against the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions processes.

Abigail Fisher, a white student who graduated outside the top 10 percent of her high school class, was denied admission to UT-Austin in 2008. Claiming that students with lower test scores and less extracurricular involvement were admitted to UT-Austin over her because of their race, Fisher sued the university.

Now the justices will consider Fisher ...

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