Chief Justice Rehnquist’s dissent in Grutter

September 25, 2002

Only when the “critical mass” label is discarded does a likely explanation for these numbers emerge. The Court states that the Law School’s goal of attaining a “critical mass” of underrepresented minority students is not an interest in merely “‘assur[ing] within its student body some specified percentage of a particular

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Companies and Firms that Support Racial Preferences in Admissions

September 25, 2002

Companies and Firms that Support Racial Preferences in Admissions

Below is a list of nearly 100 companies and firms — ranging from Microsoft to the New York Yankees Sports Network — that submitted joint or individual amicus briefs to the Supreme Court “in support of” the University of Michigan. Although all

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When affirmative action is nothing but discrimination

September 23, 2002

By Stuart Taylor

National Journal, September 23, 2002

Dennis Worth had been working happily and winning high performance evaluations for 16 years in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s St. Louis office when things started going sour. In 1994, he was turned down for two promotions for which an independent merit-staffing

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