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Weber, Jerome C.; Pope, Myron L.; Simpson, Michael W. – College and University, 2005
The United States Supreme Court has had a significant role in the exploration and definition of affirmative action in this country. No more so than in the recent decisions related to the University of Michigan admissions cases. This article will explore the historical role of the U.S. Supreme Court and the decisions that this entity has made in…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, United States History, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Lauren, Barbara – College and University, 2003
Regarding the University of Michigan affirmative action cases, addresses: (1) "What did the Supreme Court rule in 'Grutter' and 'Gratz'"?; "How are the rulings a departure?"; (2) impact of state referenda prohibiting race-conscious admissions; (3) ways of dealing with admissions and financial aid post-"Grutter"; and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Court Litigation, Cultural Pluralism