ERIC Number: ED475067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
In the Supreme Court of the United States, Barbara Grutter, Petitioner, versus Lee Bollinger, et al., Respondents on Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Brief for Respondents.
United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC.
This legal document addresses whether the Court should reaffirm its decision in Regents of University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978), holding that the educational benefits which flow from a diverse student body to an institution of higher education, its students, and the public it serves are sufficiently compelling to permit the school to consider race and/or ethnicity as one of many factors in making admissions decisions through a "properly devised" admissions program. It discusses whether the Court of Appeals correctly held that the University of Michigan Law School's admissions program is properly devised. It asserts that the Law School's admissions policies are narrowly tailored, noting that: there are no race-neutral alternatives capable of producing a diverse student body without abandoning academic selectivity; the Law School does not employ quotas or set-asides; the Law School's consideration of race is individualized, competitive, modest in scope, and does not impose an undue burden on non-minority applicants; and the Law School's special attention to African American, Hispanic, and Native American applicants is based on reasoned principle. (SM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al