Literature Study GuidesRegents Of The University Of California V Bakke

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke | Study Guide

United States Supreme Court

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Overview

Author

United States Supreme Court

Year Decided

1978

Type

Primary Source

Genre

U.S. Supreme Court Case

At a Glance

  • The Bakke decision was a landmark ruling. It was the first to address the constitutionality of the divisive issue of affirmative action in the civil rights era, after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • At issue in Bakke was whether the University of California at Davis's School of Medicine could consider race in its admission decisions and whether it could create a special program for minority students so that a certain number would be guaranteed seats in the medical school.
  • The Supreme Court ruled that quotas were unconstitutional, but that race and ethnicity could be considered in admission decisions, in addition to other factors.
  • Additional cases have come before the Supreme Court to challenge affirmative action. While the high court has been, for the most part, consistent in upholding the Bakke decision, the compromise fashioned by Justice Lewis Powell (1907–98) in 1978 may yet be overturned.

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