Attorney Bert Rein speaks to the media while standing with plaintiff Abigail Noel Fisher after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in her case in 2012 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Abigail Fisher, who challenged the use of race in college admissions, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court on Dec. 9, 2015. The Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program in a 4-3 decision. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Edward Blum, director of the Project on Fair Representation, announced at a Nov. 17 news conference the filing of two lawsuits challenging admissions policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette speaks to reporters after arguing the case before the U.S. Supreme Court in October. He's with XIV Foundation CEO Jennifer Gratz, who was a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Abigail Noel Fisher, who challenged a racial component to University of Texas at Austin's admissions policy, speaks to the media outside the U.S. Supreme Court building during oral in the case in October. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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