The Cost of Good Intentions: Why the Supreme Court's Decision Upholding Affirmative Action Admission Programs is Detrimental to the Cause
Leslie Yalof Garfield
Pace University - School of Law
Pace Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 15, 2006
This article provides an overview of the Federal Courts' interpretation of equal protection challenges to affirmative action admission policies beginning with University of California v. Bakke through the recent Supreme Court decisions of Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. The article then identifies and outlines the appropriate elements of a constitutionally sound affirmative action admission policy. Finally, the article concludes that the permissible policy is almost unattainable for schools other than small institutions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: Constitutional law, affirmative action, admission policy, education, civil rights
JEL Classification: I20, K19, K39, I29Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 2, 2008
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