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Fisher vs University of Texas

Fisher vs University of Texas

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11 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES2- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x3ABIGAIL NOEL FISHER, :4 Petitioner : No. 11-3455 v. :6UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, :7ET AL. :8- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x9 Washington, D.C.10 Wednesday, October 10, 20121112 The above-entitled matter came on for oral13argument before the Supreme Court of the United States14at 11:04 a.m.15APPEARANCES:16BERT W. REIN, ESQ., Washington, D.C.; on behalf of17 Petitioner.18GREGORY G. GARRE, ESQ., Washington, D.C.; on behalf of19 Respondents.20DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., ESQ., Solicitor General,21 Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; for United22 States, as amicus curiae, supporting Respondents.232425
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21 C O N T E N T S2ORAL ARGUMENT OF PAGE3BERT W. REIN, ESQ.4 On behalf of the Petitioner 35ORAL ARGUMENT OF6GREGORY G. GARRE, ESQ.7 On behalf of the Respondents 318ORAL ARGUMENT OF9DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., ESQ10 For United States, as amicus curiae, 5811 supporting the Respondents12REBUTTAL ARGUMENT OF13BERT W. REIN, ESQ.14 On behalf of the Petitioner 721516171819202122232425
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31 P R O C E E D I N G S2 (11:04 a.m.)3 MR. REIN: Mr. Chief Justice, and may it4please the Court --5 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Well, I get to say6that this is Case Number 11-345, Fisher against the7University of Texas at Austin. And you get to say --8 ORAL ARGUMENT OF BERT W. REIN9 ON BEHALF OF THE PETITIONER10 MR. REIN: Mr. Chief Justice, General Suter11trained me too well.12 Mr. Chief Justice, and members of the Court,13and may it please the Court:14 The central issue here is whether the15University of Texas at Austin can carry its burden16approving that its use of race as an admissions-plus17factor in the consequent denial of equal treatment,18which is the central mandate of the Equal Protection19Clause, to Abigail Fisher met the two tests of strict20scrutiny which are applicable.21 First --22 JUSTICE GINSBURG: Mr. Rein, before we get23to that, because the Court is supposed to raise it on24its own: The question of standing. The injury -- if25the injury is rejection by the University of Texas, and

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