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University of California v. Bakke - Significance, Reverse Discrimination Claimed, Further Readings

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The Medical School of the University of California


Allan Bakke

Petitioner's Claim

That the California Supreme Court erred in ruling that the school's special-admissions program for minorities violated Bakke's civil rights as a white male when he was denied admission.

Chief Lawyers for Petitioner

Archibald Cox, Paul J. Mishkin, Jack B. Owens, Donald L. Reidhaar

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

Reynold H. Colvin

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

28 June 1978


That the school's special-admissions program was unconstitutional.

Related Cases

  • United Steelworkers of America v. Weber, 443 U.S. 193 (1979).
  • Hopwood v. Texas, 78 F.3d 932 (5th Cir. 1996).
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over 10 years ago

i am involved in an unprecedented situation where not only have my civil rights been violated, but the import of both my shared experience with Mr. bakke coupled by a dynamic, if is it not addressed, with result in the most devastating hates crimes ever seen in america. i am also a highly decorated military veteran. please help me find the attorney(s) who represented mr. bakke as i need there help.