Bakke decision

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Noun1.Bakke decision - a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative actionBakke decision - a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their admission policy
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The Supreme Court's decision to reinforce the 1978 Bakke decision by rendering diversity a compelling state interest.
The plan became a model for the one used by the University of California and was litigated all the way to the Supreme Court in the landmark Bakke decision.
The Bakke decision marked a turning point in higher education.
26) While the Bakke decision ruled that universities could not set specific quotas for minority admissions, it left open the possibility that race could be used as a factor to achieve the important goal of diversity on campuses.
The admissions process did not use quotas and therefore complied with one of the few clear mandates announced in the Bakke decision (Regents of the University of California v.
That the conference was held at Harvard is ironic, given the disastrous role that Harvard, as the nation's most privileged "literacy institution," played in the Bakke decision.
Bollinger, the affirmative-action decision, merely cemented what has been, in practice, the status quo for twenty-five years, ever since the Court's Bakke decision.
In the two cases from the University of Michigan, the court by a 5 to 4 majority ratified policies on integration that the military, academia and business have followed in the years before and after the Bakke decision in 1978.
This is consistent with the standard established in the Bakke decision, and upholds the view advocated by NAICU and more than 50 other higher education associations in our amicus brief to the court.
200 (1995), the Supreme Court extended the Bakke decision into public contracting.