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Fisher v. U of Texas

November 4th, 2012

I think that the Justices will vote that this is unconstitutional. In Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional because it violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. They created a quota by accepting sixteen out of hundred spots for minorities. They said that they can use the minority part for other reasons, like to increase the minority percent on campus, but can not use it for considering the applicant and their decision into the University. This relates to the Fisher v. University of Texas because this was the same problem. The problem Fisher had was not getting accepted because of her race. And that is exactly what the University of Texas was doing. If the Justices voted in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) that rule was unconstitutional, then I do believe that they will vote the same forĀ Fisher v. University of Texas. I think that if they do not rule this unconstitutional then they are going against their word from their previous ruling. The cases are so similar that they should be ruled the same. Also the Supreme Court should of made this decision for all of the Universities around the nation. Because if they did they would not be having this problem. It could also help future cases and even help the students applying have a better chance getting accepted into the school. This decision will help make even less conflict in the future I think.