Public universities could face a wave of affirmative action suits after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas. The court demanded a closer look at the university's methods for creating student diversity, which constitutional law practitioners are saying should be a warning to colleges across the country.
"The critical point is that the court said that deference should only be extended to defining diversity as a compelling interest," said Appellate Partner Nathan Adams. "But how a university goes about accomplishing that goal is subject to strict scrutiny."
Please note that email communications to the firm through this website do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm. Do not send any privileged or confidential information to the firm through this website. Click "accept" below to confirm that you have read and understand this notice.