The Supreme Court Case: Fisher V. The University Of Texas

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The Supreme Court has made various decisions that Liberals welcome with open arms, but one recent decision is not popular with Democrats. The Supreme Court agreed to reopen the case Fisher v. The University of Texas. The case is seem as the court case that will finally repeal 2003 case, Grutter v. Bollinger, and remove demolish the affirmative action program. Fisher v. The University of Texas was a Supreme Court case in 2013 that was sent back to lower courts. The court case deals with Abigail Fisher, a white middle-class female that feels she was passed over for less qualified minority students. The Supreme Court looks different than in 2003 and it looks like affirmative action’s days are numbered.
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Justice Elena Kagan has decided to withdraw from hearing the case as it conflicts with her personal work involvement. Kagan recused herself from the case back in 2013 because she worked with the case prior, so she already has an established point of view that prevents her from making a just decision. That leaves eight justices making the decision. Justices tend to vote in a fashion that support their party lines. Conservative justices tend to vote more conservatively, and liberal justices tend to vote more liberally. There are five conservative justices and only three liberal justices from the remaining eight justices. In all likelihood, the five conservative justices are likely to vote to repeal affirmative action that would give them the majority. This is why selecting justices is such an important matter. The president selects a justice whenever a seat on the bench is open, and the appointed judge serves for life. As a president, you want someone that has similar political beliefs as you. Judges elected by Republican Presidents in the 70’s and 80’s are still in the Supreme Court. 1970’s-1980’s Republican beliefs still play a part in modern politics. Political agendas play a role when presidents have to appoint a justice because they want a candidate that ten years down the line will make judicial decisions that support their views. That may be slightly off topic, but it demonstrates the power the president has in his hands when electing a justice. However, the power is also in the hands of Congress. Congress has to approve the justices before they can claim their rightful spot on the bench. To put things in context, politics from the 70’s and 80’s are coming back years later to impact the

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