The Argument Of Being A Justice Essay

1436 Words Feb 28th, 2016 6 Pages
In the Mock Supreme Court, I had the role of being a Justice, which made it my job to give the final judging in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the Constitution. I worked on the case Fisher v. University of Texas, rooting back to 1977 when Texas legislation made a law that required the University of Texas give admission to all high school seniors who positioned in the top ten percent of their class. When discovering the lack of diversity in the their college 's undergraduates and state populace, the University of Texas chose to change its previously unbiased racial acceptances . The new approach allowed all in-state students who graduated in the main ten percent of their high school classes admission. For the rest of the in-state freshmen class the college would consider race in the acceptance process. Abigail Noel Fisher, a white female, applied to the University of Texas as an undergraduate in 2008. She was not in the top 10 percent of her class, so her application was reviewed with other applicants who also did not make the top 10 percent of their class, but at the end her application was denied by the university. Fisher documented suit against the university and saying that the University of Texas ' attention to race through the application process was disregarding the equal right clause in the Fourteenth Amendment. Yet, the university stated that its acknowledgment of race was a barely was used in application process and that simply they were seeking for more…

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