The two sides in a long-running legal challenge to the University of Texas’ consideration of race in admissions are stepping up their rhetoric as the case enters a new phase.
Lawyers for Abigail Fisher, a white woman who sued the university in 2008 after she was denied admission, argue in court papers that UT’s “evasion and recalcitrance” show that it has lost “sight of the constitutional forest for the academic trees.” UT’s lawyers say Fisher’s case is “botched beyond repair” and an “empty vehicle for ideological struggle.”
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