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Grutter v. Bollinger 1 R unning head: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION Grutter v. Bollinger: Affirmative Action in Higher Education Travis H Matheny SS236-02: People, Power, and Politics: An Intro to American Government Kaplan University Professor, Joseph Scahill April, 6, 2010
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Grutter v. Bollinger 2 Grutter v. Bollinger: Affirmative Action in Higher Education In this essay I will be referring to the June 23, 2003 Supreme Court case of Grutter v. Bollinger which happened to be the first time the court ruled on an affirmative action in higher education case in 25 years (National Public Radio, 2008). I will give a brief summary of the suit filed by Barbara Grutter as well as how the Supreme Court ruled on this particular case. In doing so I will explain whether the court decision was an example of judicial activism or judicial restraint, I will also in my opinion explain whether the decision was appropriate or should be reversed. I will also explain what impact if any the court’s decision has had on my life. Barbara Grutter filed suit in the U.S. district court stating that she was discriminated against based on race. Grutter who was a white Michigan resident had a GPA of 3.8 and scored a 161 on the LSAT, she applied to a Michigan law school. After being denied admission Grutter through research discovered that African Americans and ethnic minorities that had lower admission
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