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Supreme Court Is Last Hope for Affirmative-Action Critics in ‘Fisher’ Case
The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 12, 2014
The last hope for critics of affirmative action in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday denied a petition for a full hearing by the court, setting the stage for a second showdown in the Supreme Court, should it choose to take the case. Read more

Next Step in Affirmative Action Case: Full Appeals Court
Inside Higher Ed, July 30, 2014
Lawyers for Abigail Fisher on Tuesday filed an appeal in her suit challenging the way the University of Texas at Austin considers race in admissions. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a 2-1 ruling, this month rejected Fisher's challenge. Read more

Appeals Court Upholds University of Texas at Austin's Affirmative Action Policy
Inside Higher Ed, July 16, 2014 
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found, 2 to 1, that the Texas program is legal. Read more

AERA Executive Director Comments on Obama Administration's New Guidance 
on the Voluntary Use of Race to Support Diversity in Higher Education
September 27, 2013
Felice J. Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of 
new guidance to colleges and universities on the voluntary use of race to support diversity in postsecondary education. Read more

AERA Executive Director Comments on Supreme Court’s Fisher Ruling
June 25, 2013
Felice J. Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to send the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin affirmative action case back to the Fifth Circuit Court.
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AERA Presents Amicus Brief on Strength of Science in Major Affirmative Action Case
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September 27, 2012

  
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Backgound of AERA's amicus brief in Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin case.
 
 
AERA's Amicus Brief
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Read the full text of the brief as well as supporting documentation.
 
 
Additional Information on AERA et al. Brief
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For information on the amicus brief co-signers, links to articles cited in AERA et al. amicus brief, and media coverage
 
 
Other Information and Resources
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For links to the research amicus briefs, the transcript of the oral argument, and the recorded oral argument, click here.
 
 
AERA et al. Bring Science to Bear in Major Affirmative Action Case
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The American Educational Research Association has filed an amicus brief as Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin comes before the U.S. Supreme Court. “AERA has a fundamental interest in the accurate presenta­tion of educa­tion research on these impor­tant ques­tions of law,” asserted Felice Levine, the association’s executive director.  
 
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