Will Abigail Fisher ever get her $100 admissions application fee back?
According to the Supreme Court: Nope. Or at least, not yet.
When challenging the broader scope of the University’s admissions process in her pending Supreme Court case, Fisher requested she receive reparations for her housing deposit and $100 application fee, two items she paid before being denied admissions to the University.
Abigail Fisher had already obtained a degree from Louisiana State University — and a job in Austin — by the time of oral arguments last year, causing some to wonder why Fisher’s case was allowed to continue at the court. Fisher was eventually allowed to stand, even as some justices wondered whether her low academic criteria would have disqualified her from admissions regardless of her race.
The fate of the $100 will now rest with the justices of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, who the Supreme Court sent the case back down to on Monday.