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Brook: Lower courts were the ‘loser’

Chris Brook, of the North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said people were predicting a sweeping affirmative action decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, but instead the court handed down a decision that affirmed existing case law. The court reiterated that judges need to apply strict scrutiny when evaluating admission preferences, which Brook said was no different from what the court had articulated previously.

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Leef: Fisher could stretch out

George Leef, of the North Carolina-based Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, said it might be a long time before Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is finally resolved. The case was remanded back to the appeals court, which may then choose to remand the case back to the trial court—in which case any decision would then have to climb all the way back up the appeals chain.

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