University of Cali v. Bakke

Summary: 35 year old Allan Bakke sued the University of California because they denied his acceptance due to his race.  The university set a program in place that reserved  16 spots in any class for "disadvantaged minorities". Allan Bakke, after being compared to the students in the program, was more suited for the university's standards, however, his race was the defining factor in his acceptance. Bakke sued the university because he felt the special admissions program denied equal protection of his laws under the Fourteen Amendment of the Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled that a state can consider race as a factor in admission to a university to promote diversity however the special admissions program was deemed unconstitutional.

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