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Michigan Affirmative Action Cases

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ISBN-10: 0700615490

ISBN-13: 9780700615490

Edition: 2007

Authors: Barbara A. Perry

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In its controversial Bakke decision of 1978, the Supreme Court upheld racial and ethnic diversity in university admissions--but it was not to be the last word on the matter. When Jennifer Gratz and Barbara Grutter challenged the University of Michigan's admission policies because they were passed over in favor of ostensibly less-qualified minority applicants, the Court was once again compelled to address affirmative action. Barbara Perry takes readers behind the scenes to tell the riveting story of how the two rejected applicants allied with conservative interest groups in an attempt to overturn affirmative action programs in higher education--and how in a 5-4 decision Justice Sandra Day…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 9/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.82" wide x 8.46" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Barbara A. Perry, a well-known authority on the Kennedys, is a Senior Fellow in the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. As part of her extensive research on the American presidency, she interviews prominent members of previous administrations. She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier, among other works, and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.