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Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke 438 US 265 1978, is a landmark United States Supreme Court case which bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms constitutionality of programs giving advantage to underrepresented minorities.

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Handed down on 28 June 1978, the decision of the Court was announced by Justice Lewis Powell[?]. The court ruled that race could be one, but only one, of many factors used by discriminatory boards, like those of college admissions.

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