The University of Texas at Austin- What Starts Here Changes the World
Services Navigation
banner

VPLA Home

 

About Us

 

Ethics and
Conflicts of Interest

 

Standard Agreements

 

Policies and Resources

 

Reports

 

Fisher vs. Texas

 

Contact Us:
512-471-1241

vpla@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated
Web Accessibility Policy
Web Privacy Policy
Send comments to VPLAweb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Fisher vs. Texas
Download Adobe Reader

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, by a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
reaffirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the University of Texas. 

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

President Powers Responds
to Court of Appeals Ruling

 

 

 

5th Circuit Court of Appeals (On Remand)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc
Opinion


Briefs

Amicus Curiae

Briefs in Support of Defendant-Appellee

Briefs in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant

Circuit Court Orders on Remand

Arguments Concerning Further Proceedings on Remand


United States Supreme Court

Opinion

Oral Argument

Briefs

Petition for Certiorari

Appendices

Amicus Curiae

Briefs in Support of Respondent

Briefs in Support of Petitioner

Briefs in Support of Neither Party

Line of Separation

5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Briefs

Rehearing En Banc

Procedural Issues

Amicus Curiae

Briefs in Support of Respondents

Briefs in Support of Petitioners

line of separation

Western District of Texas (Trial Court)

Complaints and Responses

Preliminary Injunction

  • Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction with Exhibits (April 17, 2008)
    • Exhibit A: HB 588, House Research Organization Digest (April 15, 1997)
    • Exhibit B: The University of Texas at Austin’s Experience with the “Top 10 Percent” Law (January 16, 2003)
    • Exhibit C: Texas Attorney General, Letter Opinion No. 97-001 (February 5, 1997)
    • Exhibit D: The Implementation and Results of the Texas Automatic Admissions Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (December 6, 2007)
    • Exhibit E: The Implementation and Results of the Texas Automatic Admissions Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (December 6, 2006)
    • Exhibit F: Implementation and Results of the Texas Automatic Admissions Law (October 28, 2007)
    • Exhibit G: House Bill 588, Tex. Educ. Code § 51.803 (1997)
    • Exhibit H: The “Top Ten Percent Law” is Working for Texas, Dr. Larry Faulkner, President, The University of Texas at Austin (October 19, 2000)
    • Exhibit I: Enrollment of First-time Freshmen Minority Students Now Higher Than Before Hopwood Court Decision (January 29, 2003)
    • Exhibit J: The University of Texas at Austin Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decisions, The University of Texas at Austin (June 23, 2003)
    • Exhibit K: Declaration of Abigail Noel Fisher (April 16, 2008)
    • Exhibit L: Declaration of Rachel Multer Michalewicz (April 11, 2008)
    • Exhibit M: Admissions Response to Abigail Noel Fisher (March 25, 2008)
    • Exhibit N: Admissions Response to Rachel Multer Michalewicz (March 24, 2008)
    • Exhibit O: Top Ten Rule Limits UT, Says its Leader; Powers Argues Forced Admission Blocks Diversity (March 20, 2008)
    • Exhibit P: Poverty in the United States: 2001 (September 2002)
    • Exhibit Q: Race-neutral Alternatives in Postsecondary Education: Innovative Approaches to Diversity (March 2003)
    • Exhibit R: Expanding Educational Opportunity (Fall 2001)
    • Exhibit S: Diversity and Texas A&M University (April 14, 2008)
    • Exhibit T: Texas A&M University Enrollment Profile Fall 2004
    • Exhibit U: Texas A&M University Enrollment Profile Fall 2007
    • Exhibit V: University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Admissions Data Compilation
  • Defendants' Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction with exhibits (May 5, 2008)
    • Affidavit of Gary M. Lavergne (May 5, 2008)
    • Affidavit of Charles Roeckle (May 5, 2008)
        • Exhibit A to Roeckle Affidavit: A Letter from the President—Baseball, Bluebonnets and Admissions (Spring 2007)
      • Exhibit B to Roeckle Affidavit: A Letter from the President—Vision, Strategy, Talent . . . and What They Cost (Summer 2007)
    • Affidavit of Kedra B. Ishop (May 5, 2008)
    • Affidavit of Charles A. Roeckle (May 5, 2008)
    • Affidavit of Francie A. Frederick (May 2, 2008)
      • Exhibit A to Frederick Affidavit: The Minutes of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (August 6-7, 2003)
    • Affidavit of Michael K. Orr (May 5, 2008)
    • Affidavit of Gregory J. Vincent, including University of Texas at Austin 2008 Impact Report (May 5, 2008)
  • Plaintiffs' Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction with exhibit (May 14, 2008)
    • Exhibit A: Defendant’s Responses to Plaintiff’s Interrogatories 1 through 5 (May 18, 2008)
  • Defendants' Proposed Exhibit List for Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction (May 15, 2008)
  • ORDER Motion for Preliminary Injunction DENIED (May 29, 2008)

Intervention of Non-parties

Summary Judgment

  • Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment with exhibits (January 23, 2009)
    • Exhibit A: Defendants’ Proposed Exhibit List for Hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction (May 15, 2008)
      • Affidavit of Perry Weirich (May 14, 2008)
    • Plaintiffs’ Statement of Facts in Support of Partial Summary Judgment (January 23, 2009)
    • Exhibit 1: Defendants’ Responses to Plaintiffs’ Interrogatories 1 through 5 (May 14, 2008)
    • Exhibit 2: UT Austin’s Response to Plaintiffs’ Second Discovery Requests (August 19, 2008)
    • Exhibit 3: Sample Admissions Matrices produced by Defendants in response to Plaintiffs’ Second Discovery Requests
    • Exhibit 4: Oral Deposition of Brian Bremen (October 6, 2008)
    • Exhibit 5: Oral Deposition of Kedra Ishop (October 6, 2008)
    • Exhibit 6: Oral Deposition of Gary Lavergne (October 6, 2008)
    • Exhibit 7: Oral Deposition of Michael Orr (October 6, 2008)
    • Exhibit 8: Oral Deposition of Bruce Walker (October 7, 2008)
    • Exhibit 9: Implementation and results of the Texas Automatic Admission Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (October 28, 2008)
    • Exhibit 10: Inter-rater Reliability of Holistic Measures Used in the Freshman Admissions Process of The University of Texas at Austin Summer/Fall 2005 (February 22, 2005)
    • Exhibit 11: The University of Texas at Austin—Rankings and Kudos
    • Exhibit 12: The University of Texas at Austin—Types of Applicants
    • Exhibit 13: The University of Texas at Austin—Admission Essays
    • Exhibit 14: The University of Texas at Austin—Texas Scholarships—Longhorn Opportunity Scholarship
    • Exhibit 15: The University of Texas at Austin—Texas Scholarships—President’s Achievement Scholarship
    • Exhibit 16: The University of Texas at Austin—Texas Scholarships—First Generation Scholarship
    • Exhibit 17: Affidavit of Kedra B. Ishop (May 5, 2008)
    • Exhibit 18: Affidavit of Charles A. Roeckle (May 5, 2008)
    • Exhibit 19: Affidavit of Francie A. Frederick (May 2, 2008)
      • Exhibit A to Frederick Affidavit: The Minutes of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System (August 6-7, 2003)
    • Exhibit 20: Affidavit of Michael K. Orr (May 5, 2008)
    • Exhibit 21: Affidavit of Gregory J. Vincent, including University of Texas at Austin 2008 Impact Report (May 5, 2008)
    • Exhibit 22: Implementation and results of the Texas Automatic Admission Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (November 6, 2006)
    • Exhibit 23: Implementation and results of the Texas Automatic Admission Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (December 6, 2006)
    • Exhibit 24: Implementation and results of the Texas Automatic Admission Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (October 28, 2007)
    • Exhibit 25: Implementation and results of the Texas Automatic Admission Law (HB 588) at the University of Texas at Austin (December 6, 2007)
    • Exhibit 26: Texas Attorney General, Letter Opinion No. 97-001 (February 5, 1997)
    • Exhibit 27: HB 588, House Research Organization Digest (April 15, 1997)
    • Exhibit 28: The “Top 10 Percent Law” is Working for Texas, Dr. Larry Faulkner, President, The University of Texas at Austin (October 19, 2000)
    • Exhibit 29: The University of Texas at Austin’s experience with the “Top 10 Percent” Law (January 16, 2003)
    • Exhibit 30: Enrollment of first-time freshman minority students now higher than before Hopwood court decision (January 29, 2003)
    • Exhibit 31: The University of Texas at Austin Reacts to the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decisions, The University of Texas at Austin (June 23, 2003)
    • Exhibit 32: House Bill 588, Tex. Educ. Code § 51.803 (1997)

Other Motions

line of separation

Relevant Legal Authority

line
                          of separation

Other Helpful Documents (not in the record)



The content of this web site may not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you are a UT faculty or staff member, please contact or consult with\the Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs about specific legal issues related to the University. Students may be helped with their legal issues at the Office of the Students' Attorney in the Dean of Students' Office.