Tex Parte Blog notes that a new race-based admissions challenge has been filed against UT, this time seeking to flesh out just how narrowly-tailored the “narrowly tailored use of race in admissions decisions” described in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003) must be in order not to run afoul of the Equal Protection Clause.

It is interesting to note that the new case, styled Fisher v. Texas, is pending before Western District of Texas Judge Sam Sparks, who is the same judge who heard the last challenge to a U.T. race-based admission policy in Hopwood v. Texas, 861 F.Supp. 551 (W.D. Tex. 1994), overruled by Hopwood v. Texas, 78 F. 3d 932 (5th Cir. 1996).

Thx to Tex Parte Blog