WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a video interview of Abigail Fisher was posted at www.projectonfairrepresentation.org and is available also on www.youtube.com. Ms. Fisher is challenging UT's reintroduction of racial classifications and preferences in its undergraduate admissions process. Arguments are scheduled at the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
Ms. Fisher was rejected from UT in March 2008 and promptly sued the university, arguing that, but for the fact she is white, she would have been accepted. After losing in the lower courts, the Supreme Court granted review on Feb 21, 2012.
Edward Blum, the director of the Project on Fair Representation, said, "All Americans should be grateful that Abby Fisher had the courage to challenge UT's unconstitutional use of racial preferences in their undergraduate admissions process. This video tells the story of her commitment and tenacity."
Permission is granted to any media outlet to reproduce all or portions of the video.
Formed in 2005, the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) is a not-for-profit legal defense foundation whose mission is to facilitate pro bono legal representation to political subdivisions and individuals that wish to challenge government distinctions and preferences made on the basis of race and ethnicity.
In addition to Fisher v. Univ. of Texas, POFR is providing counsel in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder and Lepak v. City of Irving, Texas.
Contact: Edward Blum
SOURCE The Project on Fair Representation