November 14, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday denied Abigail Fisher's petition for a rehearing en banc in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The judges for the Fifth Circuit voted 10-5 to deny the petition. The case is on remand from a June 2013 ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas at Austin (UT) may continue considering race as part of its admission criteria. The US Supreme Court had remanded the case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, to the appeals court last year after ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Hall of Hall & Sethi, PLC argues that the Virginia Supreme Court got it wrong in overturning the Virginia Tech wrongful death verdict...Following the Texas Tower massacre of August 1, 1966 at the University of Texas, the Columbine shootings in Colorado in 1999 and ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist David J. Hacker of the Alliance Defending Freedom argues that the US Supreme Court's decision in Nassar protects the mixed-motive framework provided for First Amendment retaliation claims...In June, the US Supreme Court decided University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-1 Monday in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that the appeals court did not apply the correct standard in upholding a ruling for the university in an affirmative action challenge. Petitioner Abigail Noel Fisher, a Caucasian student, was denied undergraduate ...[read more]
May 17, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Associate Editor Fangxing Li, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, explores the upcoming US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action policies in institutions of higher education and argues that these policies harm rather than help diversity in schools that employ those ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
6/24/2013: Supreme Court remanded affirmative action case back to lower court 3/25/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear new affirmative action case 11/15/2012: Sixth Circuit ruled Michigan ban on affirmative action unconstitutional 11/6/2012: Oklahoma voters approved ban on ...[read more]
March 3, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicolas Parke, Texas Tech University School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the ongoing debate about hydraulic fracturing...Fracking, fracing, or fraccing? Regardless of how you spell it, "fracking" is a word that more and more Americans are adding to their vocabulary. While ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 18, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld the University of Texas at Austin's affirmative action policy of giving weight to race in admissions decisions. The plaintiffs, two Caucasian students, were denied admission in 2008 and claimed violation of due ...[read more]

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