Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case on affirmative action policies in higher… read more

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case on affirmative action policies in higher education. 

This program contained the audio recording released by the court.*Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke.*Justice Thomas did not speak.*

Justice Kagan did not take part in the case.

The Supreme Court decided 7-1 to send the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for further review. Justice Kennedy in his opinion for the Court wrote that the university’s program must be narrowly tailored enough “to prove race-neutral alternatives would not produce the "educational benefits of diversity.” Justice Ginsberg dissented. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

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Program ID:
308726-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 12, 2012
Last Aired:
Jul 3, 2013

Airing Details

  • Oct 12, 2012 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 13, 2012 | 5:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 13, 2012 | 3:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 14, 2012 | 12:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 2012 | 4:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2012 | 9:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2012 | 2:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 24, 2013 | 5:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 24, 2013 | 9:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 25, 2013 | 1:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 03, 2013 | 9:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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