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Legal Overview

Page updated November 2, 2004

Summary of the Supreme Court opinions issued June 23, 2003, in Grutter v. Bollinger et al. (Law School) and Gratz et al. v. Bollinger et al. (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), by Jonathan Alger, University of Michigan Assistant General Counsel , June 27, 2003

Gratz/Grutter and Beyond: the Diversity Leadership Challenge, by Jonathan Alger, University of Michigan Assistant General Counsel, October 11, 2003

FindLaw summaries of the Supreme Court opinions issued June 23, 2003,
    in Gratz v. Bollinger et al.
    in Grutter et al. v. Bollinger et al.

Legal Analysis of Supreme Court Decisions by Leading Constitutional Scholars, July 8, 2003

United States Supreme Court Docket, Gratz v Bollinger, et.al. (ongoing)

United States Supreme Court Docket, Grutter v Bollinger, et.al. (ongoing)

Chronology of Key Rulings in the University of Michigan Affirmative Action Lawsuits and Other Higher Education Affirmative Action Suits, revised August 26, 2003

Summary of the Bakke Case

Summary of the University's Legal Arguments

"The Myth And Math of Affirmative Action," Goodwin Liu, The Washington Post, April 14, 2002

Analysis of Grutter v. Bollinger et al. (Law School Admissions Case, 6th Circuit, May 14, 2002), Jonathan Alger, U-M Assistant General Counsel, May 15, 2002

Overview of Recent Affirmative Action Cases, updated as of November 1, 2004


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