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The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases. Barbara A. Perry

The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases

Author: Barbara A. Perry
Published Date: 17 Sep 2007
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Language: English
Format: Paperback| 232 pages
ISBN10: 0700615490
ISBN13: 9780700615490
Publication City/Country: Kansas, United States
Imprint: none
File size: 53 Mb
Dimension: 147.83x 214.88x 16.76mm| 317.51g
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The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases downloadPDF, EPUB, MOBI. MICHIGAN BAR JOURNAL MARCH 2003 PRESIDENT S PAGE The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases Reginald M. Turner The views expressed in the President s Page, as well as other expressions of opinions published in the Journal from time to time, do not necessarily state or reflect the official position of the State Bar +1 647-725-7926 NEGATIVE TELEMARKETER fixed or mobile line In most cases the reviews are short because written on mobile devices. In the two University of Michigan affirmative action cases in June of 2003, the Supreme Court closely examined the practices and methodologies used by the respective admissions offices. Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action. constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state s public universities. line of race-based admissions cases A Sampling of Affirmative Action Cases Tried in American Courts "In light of this sorry history of discrimination and the devastating impact on the lives of our Negroes, bringing the Negro into the mainstream of American life should be a state interest of the highest order.To fail to do so is to insure that America will remain a divided society. As for Affirmative Action, it is a remedy to address past practices of discrimination. Affirmative Action was designed to level the playing field for females, individuals with disabilities and minorities. The minorities group includes Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and American Native Indians. What was the significance of the Bakke decision and the University of Michigan cases? They forbade the use of racial quotas in school admissions, but allowed some consideration of race in admissions decisions. Arguments for affirmative action based on reasons of compensatory justice must show that compensation to members of certain groups "An interesting and informative account of the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. Perry s work offers an impartial appraisal of the arguments surrounding affirmative action." Perspectives on Politics "Perry artfully describes complex legal arguments, even providing an outline of the questions the Supreme Court had to consider. The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals throws out Michigan s 2006 ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring, declaring it unconstitutional. In a six to two ruling, the Supreme Court upholds Michigan s ban of using racial criteria in college admissions. A merit based system seems like the best way to go on paper. After Michigan voters banned affirmative action at public colleges and universities, minority enrollment at the University of Michigan plummeted. In consequence, even 11 years later, the school continues to struggle with building a diverse composition of incoming freshmen students every year.

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