I am quoted in Houston Chronicle Discussing Fisher v. Texas on Remand

July 15th, 2014

Here is the Houston Chronicle article discussing the 5th Circuit’s decision in Fisher v. Texas part deux.

Tuesday’s ruling upholds the court’s earlier decision that UT did no such thing. Fisher appealed the earlier decision to the Supreme Court, which last year sent the case back to the 5th Circuit with instructions to apply a stricter test to the validity of UT’s policy.

That the 5th Circuit stuck with its original decision is not surprising, and the ruling doesn’t get the case much closer to a conclusion, experts said, as Fisher plans to appeal. Still, the ruling is significant, said Josh Blackman, an assistant professor of law at the South Texas College of Law in Houston.

“This does send a signal to other universities outside of this region who may seek to use a similar policy of affirmative action,” Blackman said.