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The Resource A black and white case : how affirmative action survived its greatest legal challenge, Greg Stohr

A black and white case : how affirmative action survived its greatest legal challenge, Greg Stohr

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A black and white case : how affirmative action survived its greatest legal challenge
Title
A black and white case
Title remainder
how affirmative action survived its greatest legal challenge
Statement of responsibility
Greg Stohr
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late 1990's, two lawsuits by white applicants who had been rejected by the University of Michigan began working their way through the federal court system, aimed at the abolition of racial preferences in college admissions. The stakes were high, the constitutional questions profound, the politics and emotions explosive. It was soon evident that the matter was headed for the highest court in the land, but there all clarity ended." "In A Black and White Case, veteran Supreme Court reporter Greg Stohr portrays the individual dramas and exposes the human passions that colored and propelled this momentous legal struggle. His fascinating account takes us deep inside America's court system, where logic collides with emotion, and common sense must contend with the majesty and sometimes the seeming perversity of the law. He follows the trail from Michigan to Washington, D.C., revealing how lawyers argued and strategized, how lower-court judges fought behind the scenes for control of the cases, and why the White House filed a brief in support of the white students." "Finally, Stohr details the fallout from the Supreme Court's controversial 2003 ruling that both upheld affirmative action and upended some of the methods that had been used to effect it. And he shows how colleges and universities are reshaping their affirmative action policies - an evolution closely watched by lower courts, employers, civil rights lawyers, legislators, regulators, and the public."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Stohr, Greg
Dewey number
342.7308/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.G78
LC item number
S76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Affirmative action programs in education
  • Universities and colleges
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Grutter, Barbara
  • Bollinger, Lee C
  • University of Michigan
Label
A black and white case : how affirmative action survived its greatest legal challenge, Greg Stohr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of two professors -- Getting lawyered up -- Gratz, Grutter, and Hamacher -- Equal protection -- Arguments Michigan wouldn't make -- A struggle in chambers -- Accepted on the spot -- Bollinger's new front -- Duggan's distinction -- Preferences on trial -- A court divided -- Martin V. Boggs -- Looking to the high court -- The most powerful woman in America -- Friends of the court -- "She's fabulous" -- "Race unfortunately still matters" -- Hail to the victors
Control code
55067087
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9781576601709
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A black and white case : how affirmative action survived its greatest legal challenge, Greg Stohr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of two professors -- Getting lawyered up -- Gratz, Grutter, and Hamacher -- Equal protection -- Arguments Michigan wouldn't make -- A struggle in chambers -- Accepted on the spot -- Bollinger's new front -- Duggan's distinction -- Preferences on trial -- A court divided -- Martin V. Boggs -- Looking to the high court -- The most powerful woman in America -- Friends of the court -- "She's fabulous" -- "Race unfortunately still matters" -- Hail to the victors
Control code
55067087
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9781576601709
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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