Supreme Court Affirmative Action Arguments

Justices heard oral arguments on two cases involving affirmative action and college admissions practices. At 10 a.m. the justices… read more

Justices heard oral arguments on two cases involving affirmative action and college admissions practices. At 10 a.m. the justices heard arguments in Grutter v. Bollinger, a case involving admission to the University of Michigan’s law school. At 11 a.m., they heard Gratz and Hamacher v. Bollinger, a case involving admission to the University of Michigan’s undergraduate program. Lee Bollinger served as the president of the University of Michigan at the start of the two suits. Among the issues in the case were the school’s interest in maintaining a diverse student body, consideration of race as one of many qualifying factors, and the degree to which the school’s admissions tests resembled quota systems.

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Supreme Court Affirmative Action Arguments

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Program ID:
175895-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 1, 2003
Last Aired:
Apr 6, 2003

Airing Details

  • Apr 01, 2003 | 12:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2003 | 11:48pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 2003 | 1:20am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 05, 2003 | 6:39pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 2003 | 4:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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