Tompkins v. Alabama
No. 97-M-1482-2 (N.D. Ala. filed Mar. 31, 1997); No. 97-M-1482-2 (N.D. Ala. Filed Jul. 10, 1998) (motion to intervene in Knight v. Alabama).
Issues: Civil Rights; Equal Protection.
Action: Challenged court mandated "whites only" scholarship at traditionally black university.
Status: Partial Victory. District court judge granted modifications to the language of the "whites only" scholarship to include students of all races.
Selected legal documents
CIR's petition for Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court (May 26, 1999)
June Kronholtz. "Double Reverse: Scholarship Program for Whites Becomes a Test of Preferences." Wall Street Journal, December 23, 1997, p. A1.
David Tell. "Race to the Bottom." Weekly Standard, May 17, 1999.
CIR press release (August 27, 1997)
Last revised: 04-Dec-2007