Tribpedia: Hopwood Lawsuit


The 1996 case of Hopwood v. Texas overturned race-based admissions policies at public universities in Texas. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of four plaintiffs who alleged that they were denied admission to the University of Texas School of Law because they were white.

After the ruling, the Legislature looked for other ways to ensure ...


Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in UT-Austin Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, a lawsuit related to the use of race in university admissions policies. The justices will consider Abigail Fisher’s argument that UT-Austin’s admissions policy violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.