Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
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The Respondent, Alan Bakke (Respondent), a white male, applied to, and was rejected, by the Davis Medical School in 1973 and 1974. The school’s admission program allowed for sixteen out of 100 slots to be reserved for the admission of minority students. The Respondent argued that his grade point average and MCAT scores were higher than minorities who where granted admissions, within the sixteen slots, into the school. The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of his equal protection claim declaring that the admissions program was unlawful and enjoined the School from considering the race of an applicant. The judgment was affirmed in part and reversed in part.
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