Affirmative Action In Supreme Court Cases

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The views on affirmative action vary widely in public opinion. This paper describes one aspect of affirmative action, where it applies to admission policies at the University of Michigan. Two United States Supreme Court cases, Grutter v. Bollinger(2003) and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action(2014) played major roles in the passing and constitutionality of The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative that became part of Michigan law on December 22, 2006. To realize the impact of this law, one must be mindful of the background information pertaining to Michigan’s current affirmative action policies.
In 1997, Barbra Grutter, after being denied admission into the University of Michigan Law School, filed a lawsuit first in the local district court system alleging discrimination on the basis of
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