Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke
Title: Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke: The Complete Supreme Court Bakke Archive
Location: Jerome Library Main Microforms; fiche KF 228 .B34 C2x
Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards: Microfiche; 39 fiche
Publisher: Law Reprints Briefs of the U.S. Supreme Court
Content Description: Documents for the U.S. Supreme Court case, Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke (438 U.S. 265) from 1978. Documents include the petition filed by the University of California, legal briefs from both sides, 59 amicus briefs, and the main and dissenting opinions of the Justices.
Allan Bakke was twice denied admission to medical school. He sued because he said he was a victim of reverse discrimination. Four justices found for the defendant and four for the plaintiff, with Justice Powell split. Because of this unusual split decision, Allan Bakke was admitted to the medical school, but affirmative action was upheld.
Arrangement: Organized as petition, briefs of the two parties, amicus briefs, supplemental briefs, opinions of the Justices.
Subject Categories: Education; History; Law; Multicultural Studies
Keywords: supreme court, u.s. supreme court, bakke, allan bakke, affirmative action, university of california, discrimination, civil rights
Time Period: 20th Century