Gutter V. Bollinger

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The civil rights area of the 1960s is over. Affirmative action policies based on racial quotas or preferences have been struck down by the Supreme Court, yet states have an interest in college admission that are diverse and reflect their general population. The University of Texas finds itself defending policies intended to conform to recent court rulings yet merely mentioning race as a factor in a holistic review has drawn a challenge. The University of Texas process of admissions aligns with Gutter V Bollinger. The facts of this case are in keeping with previous court precedents. States believe that race conscious admissions are still needed. Upholding this opinion will allow UT to continue to admit students in a closer proportion to the racial makeup of its state. …show more content…

“It would be difficult for UT to construct a policy that more closely resembles the policy approved by the Supreme Court in Gutter.” Reason being that in Grutter as long as race did not automatically determine acceptance or rejection it was constitutional. In Fisher v Texas there were no points assigned to race because race was a factor of factors in their holistic review. The Review of policy that was set for every 5 years was 75% of admissions are based on the 10% class rank law while the rest of the applicants were evaluated on a PAS system. PAS is a Personal Achievement score which had race as one of seven factors considered within one of six categories. Thus aligning with Grutter v

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