Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

In this Guide to the Issues, API breaks down the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

Abigail Fisher, a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin, challenged the use of racial preferences in admissions decisions at public universities.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the University of Texas at Austin, giving supporters of affirmative action a major victory.