Grutter V Bollinger Case Study

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Joshua Sisk
AP Government
Dr. Smith
5/13/2017

Citation- Grutter v Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306

Facts- When a white woman, Barbara Grutter a resident of Michigan, applied for the University of Michigan law school, she was denied based on so called “soft variables”, such as race. Grutter sued the University of Michigan for racial discrimination. President of the university, Lee Bollinger, was elected the defendant of the case.

Issue- Can race diversity be taken into account when deciding admissions to a public University?

Previous History- Grutter believed that the University was in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, and of the Civil Rights Act. She believed she was denied entry based on race and race alone, giving other minority groups

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