Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, docket number 14-981. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate admissions process. Justice Kagan recused herself as she worked on the case while serving as solicitor general.2,864 views
This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the Supreme Court’s 1978 decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. The landmark case concerns a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected in favor of less qualified minority applicants. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action while rejecting the university’s quotas. Mr. Katyal was the acting solicitor general in the Obama administration and has argued 37 cases before the Court. Law Professor Barnett is the director of Georgetown University’s Center for the Constitution.12,181 views
The program began a CBS newscast clip of reaction to the Court’s decision in the case. Other clips include the Library of Congress' Ryan Reft explaining one of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s first civil rights cases and his ideas to change the way the NAACP fought for equal rights for African Americans and a portion of oral argument in the case.
Robert Bork on Likely Legal Legacy of Bakke Decision
Robert Bork spoke with CBS News about the likely legal legacy of the Supreme Court’s decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. At the time of this interview, Mr. Bork was a professor at Yale Law School. He later served as U.S. Court of Appeals judge. His nomination to the Supreme Court by former President Ronald Reagan was rejected in 1987 by the Senate due to his statements in opposition to civil rights decisions during the tenures of Chief Justices Warren and Burger.380 views
Reaction to the Bakke Decision at University of California, Davis Medical School
Administrators and students reacted to the Supreme Court decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, which upheld the concept of affirmative action but struck down the use of quotas. This originally aired as part of a CBS News special documentary the night of the decision.650 views
Allan Bakke's Reaction to Supreme Court Decision and Medical School Graduation
CBS News interviewed Allan Bakke by phone the day the Supreme Court announced its decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the landmark case that upheld the concept of affirmative action but struck down the use of quotas. Four years later, ABC News reported on Mr. Bakke’s graduation from University of California at Davis School of Medicine.2,416 views