Fisher v. University of Texas is being heralded as the blockbuster case of this year’s U.S. Supreme Court term. It was argued on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, just as an unprecedented number of scholars have published work directly or indirectly calling into question some of the basic assumptions of affirmative action policies. Is the Supreme Court poised to make fundamental changes to affirmative action in higher education, revisiting either Bakke (1978) or Grutter and Gratz (2003)? Does Fisher have the markings of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case? Professor Gail Heriot attended the session and provides an overview of the case and the oral argument in this special “Courthouse Steps” edition of Teleforum.
- Prof. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law
- Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society