The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases Landmark Law Cases American Society

Author: Barbara A. Perry
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
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In its controversial Bakke decision of 1978, the Supreme Court upheld racial and ethnic diversity in university admissions—but it was not to be the last word on the matter. When Jennifer Gratz and Barbara Grutter challenged the University of Michigan's admission policies because they were passed over in favor of ostensibly less-qualified minority applicants, the Court was once again compelled to address affirmative action.

Barbara Perry takes readers behind the scenes to tell the riveting story of how the two rejected applicants allied with conservative interest groups in an attempt to overturn affirmative action programs in higher education-and how in a 5-4 decision Justice Sandra Day O'Connor provided the decisive vote reaffirming Bakke. While the plaintiffs argued that their rights to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act had been violated, the Court in 2003 disagreed and upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action, citing the goal of diversity as a legitimate state interest but also making it clear that there were limits to that interest and the policies to implement it.

Drawing on interviews with key figures in the litigation, Perry follows the twists and turns of the district and appellate cases, then reveals the inside story of how Justice O'Connor joined her liberal colleagues to uphold the use of race in university admissions and thereby establish an important new precedent. Perry provides a play-by-play account of the dramatic oral arguments before the Court, explains how the Court's decisions emerged, and reveals how Justice O'Connor's personal, professional, and judicial background brought her to that pivotal moment in legal history.

As Perry shows, the Supreme Court's decisions frustrated both conservatives and civil rights advocates, who continue to battle each other when anti-affirmative action initiatives appear on state ballots. Her compelling study helps us understand why affirmative action remains one of our most hotly contested issues.

The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases

Author: Barbara Ann Perry
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
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Barbara Perry takes readers behind the scenes to tell the riveting story of how the two rejected applicants allied with conservative interest groups in an attempt to overturn affirmative action programs in higher education--and how in a 5-4 ...

The Case For Affirmative Action On Campus

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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The quest for equity in higher education: Toward new paradigms in an evolving
affirmative action era. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. ... Perry, B. A. (2007). The
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Affirmative Action On Trial

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky
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In Johnson v. Santa Clara, however, the central issue was gender, not race discrimination, and the Supreme Court's decision in that case marked a resounding victory for women in the work force.Johnson v.

Affirmative Action

Author: A. M. Babkina
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Landmark Law Cases and American Society, 75 The Bakke case: race,
education, and affirmative action, 17 The Bakke decision: its real meaning, 42
The Broad Reach of the Michigan Cases, 76 The case for affirmative action for
Blacks in ...

Naked Racial Preference

Author: Carl Cohen
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From landmark court cases on affirmative action to their consequences, a study on why such preferences are morally wrong, unlawful, and indefensible.

The Michigan Historical Review

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Barbara A. Perry's The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases analyzes two important
2003 Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action in education. This volume,
published as part of the Landmark Law Cases and American Society series from
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The Crisis

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Affirmative. Action: Showdown. in. the. Supreme. Court. The outcome of the
Michigan cases will affect educational opportunities. When the two landmark
lawsuits challenging the use of race-conscious admissions programs for
undergraduates and law school students ... Student intervenors in the law school
case, Grutter v. ... It could affect businesses, jobs and ultimately the very fabric of
American society.

Encyclopedia Of Modern Political Thought Set

Author: Gregory Claeys
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They contended that, as a nation of immigrants, many American ethnicities had
faced disadvantages, but through hard work ... Proponents of affirmative action,
while not always supportive of the Supreme Court's position on quotas in the
Bakke case, were ... be achieved voluntarily rather than being compulsory as
long as affirmative action, generally, was still the law of the land. ... had
succeeded in American society without preferential treatment. ... Both of the
landmark cases involved ...

Oah Annual Meeting

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... Series • American Presidential Elections • Landmark Law Cases and American
Society • Studies in Government and ... the American State, 1880-1956 Michael R
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