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CIR files Supreme Court brief in University of Texas race preferences case

The legality of racial preferences at the University of Texas is once again before the Supreme Court. CIR has filed two amicus briefs before the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. The case follows CIR’s earlier litigation in Hopwood v. Texas and Gratz and Grutter v. Bollinger. CIR’s amicus briefs argue that after Grutter, courts must apply strict scrutiny when examining racial preferences. Justice Kennedy reaffirmed the importance of strict scrutiny in an earlier trip by Fisher to the Supreme Court, and remanded the case back to the Fifth Circuit. The question is now again before the Supreme Court.