Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 


123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789


You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.


Abigail Fisher claims victory in UT affirmative action case

Brandon Wolfe

By Todd J. Gillman

Abigail Fisher, rejected by the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, speaks today about this morning's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, with Edward Blum of the Project on Fair Representation. (AP/Charles Dharapak
WASHINGTON – Abigail Noel Fisher, the student who challenged the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policies, call today’s Supreme Court’s ruling a victory.

“I’m grateful to the justices for moving the nation closer to a day when students’ race isn’t used at all in college admissions,” she said in Washington, flanked by parents Rosalie and Richard Fisher, and Edward Blum, a conservative attorney who recruited her as a plaintiff.

Civil rights advocates and UT officials have spun the ruling as a vindication of affirmative action; the high court might have used the case to sweep aside race-conscious college admissions, after all. Blum called that reading badly mistaken.

“If they’re excited about this ruling I think it’s gravely misplaced,” he said, because the court erected “incredibly high hurdles” for UT and other schools to use race when making admission decisions.

“The court’s opinion suggests that schools currently using racial preferences in admissions now should end those practices, and instead institute race-neutral alternatives to achieve diversity,” Blum asserted, warning of “costly and polarizing” litigation for any schools that persist with such policies.

“This is a win. There’s no other way to characterize this,” said Blum, head of the Project on Fair Representation, which seeks to eliminate racial preferences.

Having been rejected by UT in 2008, Fisher enrolled at Louisiana State University and graduated last year. She now lives in Austin. “I have a job…. I still bowl and everything and I’m in county orchestra. I’m just living my life like a regular person,” she said.

She spoke at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank where Blum currently is a visiting fellow.
See the Supreme Court opinion here