August 17, 2009
Federal Court Throws Out Challenge to U. of Texas Admissions Policy
A federal judge on Monday tossed out a lawsuit filed by two white applicants to the University of Texas at Austin who said they were rejected because of admissions policies that unfairly favored members of minority groups.
Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court here ruled that the university's admissions policies were narrowly tailored, especially as they relate to race, and were thus constitutional.
Judge Sparks based his decision on considerations outlined in the U.S.