Double reverse

December 23, 1997

Scholarship program for whites becomes a test of preferences

By June Kronholz

The Wall Street Journal, December 23, 1997

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A few years ago, a federal judge concluded that Alabama’s state universities still were largely segregated and ordered them to do more to bring diversity to their campuses.

That’s how it happens

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Final exam for campus affirmative action?

December 05, 1997

White applicant’s test of Michigan admissions could set national policy

By Rene Sanchez

The Washington Post, December 5, 1997

Jennifer Gratz applied to the University of Michigan two years ago hoping that her strong record as an honors student, a high school leader and a community volunteer would be all she needed to

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CIR files second lawsuit against University of Michigan

December 03, 1997

Washinton, D.C. – The Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit today against the University of Michigan Law School seeking to have that school’s admissions policies declared unconstitutional. Today’s lawsuit follows an earlier lawsuit filed against the University of Michigan undergraduate College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts.


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Affirmative Action ban is left intact by Supreme Court

November 04, 1997

By Joan Biskupic

Washington Post, November 4, 1997

The Supreme Court yesterday removed the last significant legal hurdle to California’s statewide ban on affirmative action, rejecting a challenge by civil rights groups that had argued the law was unconstitutional.

Campaigns to eliminate preferences based on race and sex are underway in several states,

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Conservative firm at center of civil rights debate

November 02, 1997

By David Jackson

The Dallas Morning News, November 2, 1997

WASHINGTON—The Center for Individual Rights may have the most politically incorrect lawyers in town.

They have fought sexual-harassment claims and college bans on allegedly racist and sexist speech. They successfully opposed city laws against hate speech and now seek to have the federal

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Suit seeking state money for college thrown out

October 31, 1997

Seventh-day Adventists, Columbia Union linked

By Dennis O’Brien

The Baltimore Sun, October 31, 1997

A federal judge has ruled that the Maryland Higher Education Commission did not discriminate when it denied state subsidies to a religious college in Montgomery County because the college’s operations are too closely intertwined with its affiliated denomination.

Judge Marvin

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CIR sues to end use of racial preferences by University of Michigan

October 14, 1997

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Individual Rights filed a class action lawsuit today against the University of Michigan seeking to have its admissions policies declared unconstitutional. Along with co-counsel David F. Herr and Kirk Kolbo of the Minneapolis firm of Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand LLP, CIR is representing

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CIR challenges all-white scholarships in Alabama

August 27, 1997

Washington, D.C.- The Center for Individual Rights, the public interest law firm that successfully represented Cheryl Hopwood in her discrimination lawsuit against the University of Texas School of Law, agreed today to represent Mr. Jessie Thompkins, a graduate student at Alabama State University(ASU), in his lawsuit challenging all-white scholarships at

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Prop. 209 reversal is based on law

April 14, 1997

By Pamela A. Lewis

The San Francisco Examiner, April 14, 1997

Since an injunction was issued by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson against implementation of Proposition 209, much as been said about “thwarting the will of the voters.”

Indeed, when the judge was overruled last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for

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Texas must choose between a court order and a Clinton edict

April 02, 1997

Rule of law


By Terence J. Pell

The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 1997

Three decades ago, Congress created the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and to overcome the Southern states’ massive resistance to court orders mandating the desegregation of educational institutions.


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