Sugar Land native's lawsuit at heart of Supreme Court case

Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas at Austin, saying she was denied admission in 2008 because she is white.

October 1, 2012 12:39:47 PM PDT
The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new session today and the big case has a connection to the Houston area.

It involves Sugar Land native Abigail Fisher. She sued the University of Texas at Austin, saying she was denied admission in 2008 because she is white.

UT accepts any Texas student from the top 10 percent of their high school class and uses racial diversity as one of the factors in offering the rest of the available spots.

The Supreme Court's decision in this case could limit or even end the use of racial preferences in college admissions.


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