In a recent "Race and the Law" series, Center staff and UNC Law School professors reenacted excerpts from the oral arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas. Petitioner Fisher challenges the limited consideration of race in university admissions, seeking to overturn the Court's well established precedents that diversity in higher education is a compelling government interest. The case was heard at the US Supreme Court on October 10, 2012. UNC School of Law Dean Jack Boger. CCR Attorneys Mark Dorosin and Elizabeth Haddix, and the UNC Office of University Counsel filed an an amicus brief on behalf of the University of North Carolina in this case.
Center Deputy Director Charles Daye played the role of Chief Justice Roberts, and the other distinguished participants sat where their Justice would sit on the court bench: Professor Al Brophy (Scalia), CCR Attorney Elizabeth Haddix (Breyer), Professor Catherine Kim (Sotomayor), Professor Eric Muller (Kennedy), Professor Erica Wilson (Ginsburg), and CCR Managing Attorney Mark Dorosin (Alito). Justice Kagan recused herself, and Justice Thomas did not speak during the oral arguments. Community Inclusion Fellow Bethan Eynon read the position of Petitioner Fisher, Education Fellow Taiyyaba Qureshi took the part of Respondent University of Texas, and Equal Justice Works Fellow Peter Gilbert acted as US Solicitor General.
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Posted by Taiyyaba A. Qureshi on Mon. January 14, 2013 12:01 AM
Amicus Curiae, Education, Race and the Law Series, Race Discrimination