University of California v. Bakke - Significance, Reverse Discrimination Claimed, Further Readings
The Medical School of the University of California
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
Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
28 June 1978
That the school's special-admissions program was unconstitutional.
- 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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