Create a 4 page essay paper that discusses Compare/Contrast Justices Thomas and Marshall.
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As the report declares the first to look at is the case of the University of California at Davis, v. Bakke. This was a case that involved university practice of accepting certain percentages of new enrollees under specific minority classes. The court would in fact rule in favor of respondent Bakke, saying in effect that, “petitioner’s program violated the California Constitution, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et. seq., and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,”. Interestingly enough though, the court did not order the University to admit the person even though it had come down on the University for having such an admission policy in the first case which based its practice on race.
This paper stresses that in the case of Justice Thomas, the case to view for him is Grutter v. Bollinger, et. al. This case was argued in April of 2003, and decided in June of that same year. The first paragraph of the case summary state that, “The University of Michigan Law School, one of the Nation’s top law schools, follows an official admissions policy that seeks to achieve student body diversity through compliance with Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. Bakke. Officials must look beyond grades and scores to so-called “soft variables,” such as recommenders’ enthusiasm, the quality of the undergraduate institution and the applicant’s essay, and the areas and difficulty of undergraduate course selection.