Business Law case - Jeffrey Na BA 242 Mr Scheib May 1 2007...

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Jeffrey Na BA 242 Mr. Scheib May 1, 2007 Gratz vs. Bollinger Under the U.S. Constitution is the Fourteenth Amendment and under that is the Equal Protection Clause, which states that “No state shall…deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Also, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in the programs and activities that are receiving federal financial assistance. In Gratz vs. Bollinger, the plaintiffs (Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher) filed suit against the University of Michigan under the argument that they were denied admission due to discrimination, which violated the Equal Protection Clause as well as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The University of Michigan used a 150-point scale to rank applicants and out of that 100 points were needed to guarantee admission. The University gave the underrepresented ethnic groups, which included African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans, and automatic 20-point bonus on this scale. Each applicant received
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