July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Supreme Court took up the issue of affirmative action in June 2003, when the high court decided the twin cases of Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. Both cases involved the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The separate cases produced separate results for the undergraduate school ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 18, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld the University of Texas at Austin's affirmative action policy of giving weight to race in admissions decisions. The plaintiffs, two Caucasian students, were denied admission in 2008 and claimed violation of due ...[read more]
December 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On December 4, 2006, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases which presented the question of whether the Court's affirmative action decisions in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger allowed public school districts to assign students to certain schools based partially on their ...[read more]
April 1, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Detroit Free Press has posted a partial transcript of Tuesday's oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in the Grutter v. Bollinger University of Michigan law school affirmative action admissions case... ...[read more]
April 1, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
C-SPAN has just posted recorded audio of oral arguments made Tuesday before the US Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. The arguments run for slightly more than 2 hours. For purposes of convenience, JURIST has separated the recordings of Grutter v. Bollinger (the ...[read more]
March 28, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The US Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it in light of the public interest in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan affirmative action admissions cases scheduled to be heard by the Court the morning of Tuesday, April 1, 2003, an audiotape of the oral ...[read more]
February 19, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The University of Michigan Wednesday posted its briefs filed Tuesday with the US Supreme Court defending affirmative action admissions policies for the University of Michigan Law School (read the brief in Grutter v. Bollinger) and its undergraduate College for Literature, Science and the Arts ( ...[read more]
February 19, 2003
by Jeannie Shawl
Grutter v. Bollinger, brief defending affirmative action admissions policies for the University of Michigan School of Law, Board of Regents of the University of Michigan, filed February 18, 2003. Read the brief here. Gratz v. Bollinger, brief defending affirmative action admissions at Michigan... ...[read more]
January 17, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Solicitor General's amicus briefs for the University of Michigan affirmative action cases filed Thursday in the US Supreme Court are now online. Read the brief for Grutter v. Bollinger (the Law School admissions case) and the brief for Gratz v. Bollinger (the College of Literature, Science a... ...[read more]

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