June 23, 2016

American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson on Supreme Court’s Fisher Decision


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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the University of Texas at Austin’s method of ensuring student body diversity is permissible under the Constitution.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy President Caroline Fredrickson made the following statement:

“The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that diversity in higher education is a compelling state interest, and researchers have repeatedly found that diversity leads to a better learning environment. Today’s decision upholding UT’s carefully considered admissions policy is not only supported by the law – it also benefits students and reinforces the important American values of diversity and inclusion.”

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