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Regents of the University of California v. Bakke | BRI’s Homework Help Series

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke was a case brought to the Supreme Court over the use of Affirmative Action in the college admission process. The University of California at Davis Medical School created a minimum minority student quote for the admissions department to fill each year. Bakke, a two-time UC-Davis Med School rejected applicant, sued the school for violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and title VI of the Civil Rights Acts. Ultimately, the Supreme Court justices ruled in support of the goals of Affirmative Action, but also stated that Bakke was, in fact, denied equal protection. This decision, because it was so muddled, did not set long-tern precedents or clarifications concerning Affirmative Action.