Bakke Case

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Bakke Case:

see Regents of the University of California v. BakkeRegents of the University of California v. Bakke,
case decided in 1978 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court held in a closely divided decision that race could be one of the factors considered in choosing a diverse student body in university admissions decisions.
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After 36 years since the Bakke case, years of endless pettifoggery -- parsing exactly how many spoonfuls of racial discrimination are permitted in exactly which circumstance -- the court has its epiphany: Let the people decide.
Before the decade was over the president had resigned, but the keen political sense that Katznelson attributes to him played out when challenges to affirmative action found a national stage in the Bakke case.
16) The setting for the challenge to the few legal benefits afforded African Americans in higher education came in the Bakke case.
By uncovering the stormy inner debates surrounding the AJC's position against the University of California's race-based affirmative action program in the Bakke case of 1978, for instance, Sanua complicates the popular notion that Jews unequivocally opposed affirmative action.
The approach the Justices had accepted with little fanfare in Webster seemed an ideal template for deciding the highly publicized, bitterly controversial Bakke case.
But, it also maintained that under no circumstance should an institution use criteria based on exclusivity of other races as a legitimate policy as was the instance in the Bakke case because "the guarantee of equal protection could not mean one thing when applied to one individual and something else when applied to another.
Howard Ball discusses the Bakke case, permitting affirmative action in higher education, as a barometer of racial attitudes.
Loyalty oath issues have been examined extensively (Gardner, 1967; Schrecker, 1986); the free speech movement figures in a number of studies (Stadtman, 1970; Kerr, 2001); scholarship on the Bakke case still rains down upon the landscape, especially as Hopwood fragged through the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court accepted the Michigan cases (Gratz; Grutter), calling Bakke's continued vitality into question; Jim Hightower scathingly reviewed the role of agribusiness in UC policies in his screed, Hard Tomatoes, Hard Times (Hightower, 1973); while the California Civil Rights Initiative history was central to books by Lydia Chavez (Chavez, 1998), Peter Schrag (Schrag, 1998), and Robert Post and Michael Rogin (Post and Rogin, 1996).
In the law school case, the Court allowed race to continue to be considered in order to achieve educational diversity, reaffirming the 1978 Bakke case.
It was a heartening ruling from a court that is far more conservative now than when it ruled on the Bakke case 25 years ago.
The Bakke case over admissions policies at the UC Davis Medical School moved forward from Yolo County to the Supreme Court in 1978.