Fisher: Twitter reactions
Today’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, this Term’s highly anticipated decision on affirmative action, sparked responses across the twitterverse. Take a glance at some of the best below:
Disappointing ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas. Maybe someday we'll have racial equality in education. #EndAffirmativeAction
— Grace Chang (@CHANGeofMind) June 24, 2013
Ginsburg in Fisher dissent: "only an ostrich could regard the supposedly neutral alternatives as race unconscious." She's stylish AND witty!
— Morgan Molinoff (@MorganMolinoff) June 24, 2013
It's awesome that Chancellor Wise sent out an email about Fisher v. Univ of Texas, but how many students even know what she's talking about?
— Nick VaIe (@NickDysfunction) June 24, 2013
— Isabel Shelton (@isabel7788) June 24, 2013
Got my burning question about the #Fisher decision featured on SCOTUSblog! Compensation for the Court's pass on a broad ruling.
— Alex Zimmermann (@alexezimm) June 24, 2013
Holy Odd Clauses! I think that w/ Fisher being kind of anticlimactic, the big #SCOTUS news today may be the recess appointments grant.
— Jay Wexler (@SCOTUSHUMOR) June 24, 2013
Given the possibilities, SCOTUS kicking Fisher v. UT (affirmative action) back down to the lower courts is sort of a relief.
— Andrew Riley (@andrewariley) June 24, 2013
— julianne hing (@juliannehing) June 24, 2013
The fact that the Supreme Court wouldn't overrule Grutter and Gratz shows the significance of O'Connor's influence. #Fisher
— Blass Hollingsworth (@darinblass) June 24, 2013
Back to cynicism: whatever side you fall on with affirmative action, truly a lame dodge & remand by #SCOTUS in Fisher.
— V. Lyons (@vglyons) June 24, 2013
— alexlohman (@alexlohman) June 24, 2013
While Kennedy reading Fisher, glanced at retired justices. JPS was stroking his chin, listening intently. SDO was a sphinx–no expression.
— Michelle Olsen (@AppellateDaily) June 24, 2013
A punt on Fisher (like we got) was basically the best outcome we could hope for, unfortunately, considering the makeup of the Court.
— Evan Stahr (@russiansubs) June 24, 2013
The Thomas concurring opinion in #Fisher is twice as long as majority opinion. Maybe that was the delay?
— Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 24, 2013
"I think the lesson of history is clear enough: Racial discrimination is never benign." -Thomas' concurrence in Fisher @SCOTUSblog
— David Green (@DMGJ56) June 24, 2013
Scalia's ex-clerk Brian Fitzpatrick emails re: Fisher: "I'm surprised it took so long given that they didn't do hardly anything!"
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 24, 2013
With Fisher, it's clear the Nine are not ready to fulfill this validating, modern legal concept of "Society doesn't need this anymore."
— John Surico (@JohnSurico) June 24, 2013
Disappointed in SCOTUS for not ending this Fisher case and sending it back to a lower court. Affirmative action needs to end.
— Kayla Lunde (@kaylunde) June 24, 2013
— Chelsea (@Reagan_Red) June 24, 2013
I now think both Shelby and prop 8 are gonna be kicked down the road similar to Fisher. This court is political and playing the long game
— brendan shiller (@chitownadvocate) June 24, 2013
Mildly surprised the Court didn't make a more sweeping judgement in Fisher after researching affirmative action for the past 2 years.
— Sam Knehans (@kneehands) June 24, 2013
— Pema Levy (@pemalevy) June 24, 2013
Recommended Citation: Dan Stein, Fisher: Twitter reactions, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 24, 2013, 12:51 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/fisher-twitter-reactions/