ERIC Number: ED185889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Allan Bakke versus Regents of the University of California. Volumes I-VI.
Slocum, Alfred A., Ed.
The complete record of the litigation in Alan Bakke v. The Regents of the University of California is contained in these six volumes. Included are all the pleadings, briefs, and arguments reproduced in full text except for minor editing of the oral arguments and data pertaining to the proof of service affidavits of truths. Volume One contains the case in the Yolo County, California, Superior Court and the beginnings of the case in the California State Supreme Court; Volume Two, completion of the Supreme Court of California case and the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court case. Volumes III through VI continue the case within the U.S. Supreme Court, containing nearly 60 briefs presented by various groups with invested interest in the outcome. Such groups included: NAACP Legal Defense Group; Fair Employment Practice Commission; Bar Association of San Francisco; Black Law Union of Yale University; American Medical Student Association; Young Americans for Freedom; Order Sons of Italy in America; and American Federation of Teachers. The final volume also contains a subject index providing the names of all the attorneys involved, all organizations that participated as amicus curiae, all the substantive issues raised, and a single tabulation of all the tables of authority. The concurring opinion of the judges is given as well as separate opinions by individual judges and the dissenting opinions of the court justices. An epilogue is provided in the final volume that explains the Supreme Court decision, making clear that the ruling ordering Bakke to be admitted to the medical school at the University of California at Davis was a fragmented one that would have varying affects on such areas as higher education, predominantly black educational institutions, the labor market, and on the Public Works Employment Act of 1977. In conclusion, the concern about the attempts of the parties and interested "amici" to have the Supreme Court decide questions of social policy--a role which rightly belongs to the legislative branch of government--is examined, as are the effects of the court decision on all branches of government. (LC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Desegregation, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Federal Courts, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Medical Schools, Minority Groups, Professional Associations, School Policy, Selective Admission, State Courts, Student Placement, Student Rights, Whites
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