MIT joins in Supreme Court amicus brief


December 2015

MIT and 12 peer institutions filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. The court heard arguments in the case on Dec. 9.  You can find the transcript here.

The “friend of the court” brief filed by MIT and its peers supports the use of race as one of many factors in making undergraduate admission decisions. The case was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white applicant who sued in 2008 after being denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin. She claimed that the University of Texas’ consideration of race in admissions decisions was unconstitutional and in violation of federal civil rights statutes.

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