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Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

University Of California V Bakke

The Background of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)

The case of the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke occurred upon Allan Bakke, who was listed as a Caucasian male had applied to the University of California Davis school of Medicine in both 1973 and 1974; subsequent to his application – in both instances – he was rejected. Bakke had discovered upon researching the application of individuals who had been accepted and classified with ‘minority statuses’ on their respective applications, that his scores were higher. Furthermore, individuals who were deemed to be ‘at economical disadvantages’ possessed lower scores than Bakke; upon this discovery, Bakke proceeded to bring a lawsuit against the University of California with regard to what he had deemed unfair acceptance practices – he cited the following legislature:

The 14th Amendment illustrates legislation that disallows the government from infringing on the right(s) to pursue ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ with regard to any and all citizens of the United States of America – this statute is applicable to all measures of gender, race, religion, and age; Bakke suspected that he was being denied these civil liberties

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that no racial or ethnic preference shall be given or granted to any particular group by any institution or program in receipt of Federal funding or monetary restitution; Bakke cited that he was being subject to prejudice in lieu of the precepts expressed within this act

The Case Profile of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

The following is a case profile of the legal trial eponymously titled ‘Regents of the University of California v. Bakke’:

Date of the Trial: October 8th, 1977

Legal Classification: Administrative Law; this legal field associated with events and circumstances in which the Federal Government of the United States engages its citizens, including the administration of government programs, the creation of agencies, and the establishment of a legal, regulatory federal standard

Accused Criminal Activity: The following criminal activity and charges were cited by Allan Bakke against The University of California and the Davis Medical School

Prejudicial treatment with regard to race, gender, and ethnicity

United States Reports Case Number: 438 U.S. 265

Date of the Delivery of the Verdict: June 28th, 1978

Legal Venue: The Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Officer Responsible for Ruling: Chief Justice Warren E. Burger

Involved Parties: The following are the parties named with regard to their involvement in the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke case:

Allan Bakke as the Plaintiff within Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

The University of California, Davis School of Medicine as the Defendant within Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Verdict Delivered: The University of California was found guilty of the violation of both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 14th Amendment

Associated Legislation with regard to Regents of the University of California v. Bakke: The following statutory regulations were employed with regard to the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke trial:

The 14th Amendment

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

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