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O’Melveny’s Dellinger Quoted by Daily Trojan on Supreme Court DocketOctober 08, 2012
O’Melveny & Myers LLP Appellate partner and former US Solicitor General Walter Dellinger was quoted in the October 5, 2012, Daily Trojan article “Top lawyers dissect the Supreme Court’s docket.”
The article discusses a recent panel discussion at USC Gould School of Law where Dellinger and other panelists discussed the Supreme Court’s previous term and the future of pivotal cases that might appear in the upcoming docket. A likely contender is the affirmative action case Fisher v. The University of Texas, where undergraduate Abigail Fisher challenged UT Austin’s affirmative action policy which allows factors of race, religion, and gender to be considered in admissions decisions.
On Fisher, Dellinger opined, “The Texas program seems so molded after the University of Michigan. I think the only reason the conservatives of the court would take this case is if they were prepared to overrule the University of Michigan Law School case in either one step or two.”