Fisher (R), after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in her caseon October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court heard oral arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A controversial case makes its way to the Supreme Court today. Justices are set to hear oral arguments in an important affirmative-action case.
And it's a heated issue that has many people rallying outside the court.
The lawsuit was filed by a young white woman who was denied admittance into the University of Texas in 2008.
Abigail Fisher says some minority classmates who had lower grades than her and who were involved in fewer extracurricular activities than her were admitted to the school.
She argues she was rejected based on the color of her skin.
The University of Texas says its policy of considering race as one of many factors such as test scores, community service and work experience is designed to create a diverse campus.