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Fisher V. The University of Texas

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Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, and Edward Blum, who runs a group working to end affirmative action, walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, and Edward Blum, who runs a group working to end affirmative action, walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, and Edward Blum, who runs a group working to end affirmative action, walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Ricardo Reyes, Staff Writer

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The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has forced the Supreme Court to postpone various cases in which its verdict is going to be fundamental and affecting the state of Texas.

One of the cases that was undergoing evaluation involves a student who was not admitted to the University of Texas because of her race.

The case includes a girl named Abigail Fisher, who fell below the 10 percent of her graduating class and was filed under evaluation in the University of Texas, which she was not admitted to because the schools system of race diversity.

She was not admitted, and it was later discovered that other less qualified students were admitted based on race in order to raise diversity in the school.

The court should rule in favor of Abigail as the reason to not admit her could be labeled as unconstitutional.

The constitution as we know was made to preserve individual’s rights not the deterioration of anyone’s right to go to school based on racial preferences or any other discrimination.

The 5th Amendment supports the claim as it limits the government’s power to discriminate.

When issues arise in the U.S such as the case involving the University of Texas, they are usually solved by courts in the area, but when the issues leave the bitter taste of defeat for some unconfirmative people, they choose to seek out a more prevailing and powerful authority.

The so called “higher authority” is the Supreme Court, which has the final verdict or decision in all cases.

Before the Court had established a decision, it chose to give it back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th CIrcuit for the case to be evaluated with a stricter emphasis on the Constitution.

A stricter emphasis which gave the ruling in favor of Texas state universitys  which i find very unfair as it limits the overall academic level of a student based on race.

I feel that schools should only accept students based on performance instead of race, because race does not improve your academics.

The court has now placed the case on hold as the current death of Judge scalia has placed a damper on the case as its decision will be prolonged from getting established before June to a later date.

The court will determine whether the prejudices that are implemented in admitting students below the top 10 percent is constitutional.

The court case encounters a certain level of discrimination as the University admits students based on race whereas based on qualifications.

Prejudices held against every race has been prominent throughout the years demonstrated with segregation and the Indian Removal Acts.

Prejudices in which modern society has made an attempt to stop in order to have a wider and better impact on the world and later generations by claiming discrimination as unconstitutional, which is demonstrated in the court case Fisher v. The University of Texas in Austin.

Based upon the constitution ,such demeanor toward race discrimination is sanctioned to be stopped as it destroys equality within the community as one race benefits from the system whereas another is damaged.

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