Grutter v. Bollinger

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  • The Case Of Grutter V. Bollinger

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    Thesis Statement The case of Grutter V. Bollinger was based on a racial decision by the University of Michigan Law School denying Barbara Grutter entrance. She had a good GPA and a good place on the LSAT, and she should have been allowed into the school without her race being considered. Introduction This was a United States Supreme Court case, in where Barbara Grutter applied for the University of Michigan Law School and was denied. This University

  • Case Summary : Grutter V. Bollinger

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    Case Summary: Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003) involved a white Michigan resident named Barbara Grutter and the University of Michigan Law School. Grutter was frustrated by her rejection from the Law School, claiming that the University’s decision was due to a discriminatory admission policy which sought to enroll greater amounts of underrepresented minority students. Grutter believed that white candidates possessed a disadvantage due to this policy and she sued the university. According

  • Grutter V. Bollinger Case Study

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    Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003) FACTS: A Michigan resident was denied admission to the University of Michigan Law school, even though she had a 3.8 GPA and a score of 161 on the LSAT. Barbara Grutter sued the school alleging that they had discriminated against her based on her race, which would be in violation of her constitutional rights. The University of Michigan Law School argued that there is a state interest to not have a “critical mass” of students of a given race; so that minorities

  • Gratz/Grutter V. Bollinger Case Study

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    The case of Gratz/Grutter V. Bollinger is actually two cases, but not only are they about the same thing they are against the same school. It started with Gratz, a young white woman that applied to the university of Michigan, despite having extremely high marks for her grades and recommendations from teachers she was denied admission due to a spot already being filled by an “underrepresented minority”. In fact with her credentials and grades she had less than a 10% chance of getting accepted but

  • Race and The Affirmative Action Policies

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    and the impacts on society the utilization of race creates. With such pending questions on fairness and of the constitutionality of affirmative action policies two major Supreme Court cases have arisen, University of California Regents v. Bakke and Grutter v. Bollinger, both impacting university admissions policies throughout the country and setting precedent in following rulings. Following the two rulings of these cases, I argue that affirmative action and the utilization of

  • The Equal Protection Clause From The Fourteenth Amendment

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    Reconstruction Period and has been applied successfully against the affirmative action. Introduced in United States v. Carolene Products Co., the strict scrutiny has been applied to the cases, in which a fundamental constitutional rights have been infringed or a government action applies to a suspect classification (i.e. race, religion, national background). Specifically, in regards to Bakke v. Regents of University of California, the Supreme Court (“the Court”) concluded that, considering that the University

  • A Race Based Admissions Program Is Consistent With The Fourteenth Amendment

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    Protection Clause (EPC) Jurisprudence, nor any guidance to lower courts how to apply Grutter and determine whether a race-based admissions program is consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment. Danielle Holley-Walker, in her article published in winter of 2014, explores the impact Fisher III has on race-conscious admissions programs, and argues that Fisher III enhances the strict scrutiny analysis, especially when compared to Grutter. Moreover, she argues “Justice Ginsburg’s dissent meaningfully highlights

  • Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

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    Court Case--May 2014 Regents of the University of California V. Bakke (1978) Issue Involved: Reverse Discrimination/The Constitutionality and Limitations of Affirmative Action Background on Affirmative Action: Definition of Affirmative Action: “A set of procedures designed to eliminate unlawful discrimination between applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future.” Cornell University Law School March 6, 1961: John F. Kennedy

  • Educational Benefits of Increasing Diversity on College Campuses

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    Debate on race becoming more heated many believe that precise action needs to be taken before the twenty-five year timeframe, especially with minority populations becoming larger in areas were racial issues still persist. It is safe to say that Grutter enumerated five basic questions that would determine whether race conscious admissions policies are constitutional. “(1) Whether the program offers a competitive review of all applications without quotas or separate tracts that isolate minorities

  • African American Racial Inequality

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    America’s history is shamefully and unfortunately stained with racial, cultural, and ethnic inequality for almost group, excluding rich, straight, white, males. From the very beginning, African American’s alone faced an Everest sized battle to be regarded as equals, and many (most) would argue that they still are trudging up the treacherous slope of prejudice and inequality today. The 14th amendment was passed stating that everyone born in the United States is an American and is guaranteed “equal

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