July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Supreme Court took up the issue of affirmative action in June 2003, when the high court decided the twin cases of Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. Both cases involved the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The separate cases produced separate results for the undergraduate school ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 18, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld the University of Texas at Austin's affirmative action policy of giving weight to race in admissions decisions. The plaintiffs, two Caucasian students, were denied admission in 2008 and claimed violation of due ...[read more]
December 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On December 4, 2006, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases which presented the question of whether the Court's affirmative action decisions in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger allowed public school districts to assign students to certain schools based partially on their ...[read more]
February 25, 2005
by Chris Buell
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, Feb. 25.The US Senate and US House are in recess this week. Both will resume their sessions on Feb. 28.The Brookings Institution is holding a forum titled Darfur, War Crimes... ...[read more]
February 24, 2005
by Chris Buell
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, Feb. 24.The US Senate and US House are in recess this week. Both will resume their sessions on Feb. 28.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter will hold a press confere... ...[read more]
April 3, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, former President of the University of Michigan and defendant in the Grutter and Gratz affirmative action admissions cases, spoke to the National Press Club in Washington on Wednesday. Recorded audio is now available from NPR... ...[read more]
April 1, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The Detroit Free Press has posted a partial transcript of Tuesday's oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in the Grutter v. Bollinger University of Michigan law school affirmative action admissions case... ...[read more]
April 1, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
C-SPAN has just posted recorded audio of oral arguments made Tuesday before the US Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. The arguments run for slightly more than 2 hours. For purposes of convenience, JURIST has separated the recordings of Grutter v. Bollinger (the ...[read more]
March 28, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The US Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it in light of the public interest in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan affirmative action admissions cases scheduled to be heard by the Court the morning of Tuesday, April 1, 2003, an audiotape of the oral ...[read more]
February 19, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
The University of Michigan Wednesday posted its briefs filed Tuesday with the US Supreme Court defending affirmative action admissions policies for the University of Michigan Law School (read the brief in Grutter v. Bollinger) and its undergraduate College for Literature, Science and the Arts ( ...[read more]

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