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Fisher v. Texas Amicus

March 14th, 2013

The Fourteenth Amendment clearly states that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” For a college to deny a student of admissions because of her race is violating the Fourteenth Amendment. If two students have similar transcripts, I do not believe it is fair for one student to get accepted, and one denied, depending on the students race.
Similar to the Fisher v. University of Texas case is the Hopwood v. Texas case. Hopwood, a white female, was denied from the law school despite being better qualified than many admitted minority candidates. Then, three white males joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs alleging claims similar to Hopwood’s.
Another similar case was Grutter v. Bollinger.