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Vikram David Amar

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Professor of Law, Hastings College of the Law, University of California.

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OFF TO THE RACES: The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action

with Vikram David Amar, Douglas W. Kmiecvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 28, 2003

The Supreme Court will soon announce its decisions on two cases that are being called the most important for affirmative action in a quarter century. These cases both challenge the use of racial preferences in the admissions policies at the University of Michigan. On one side of the legal dispute over the Michigan policies are those who argue that creating racial diversity on college campuses is a "compelling interest" that justifies the use of certain types of racial preferences in the admissions process. On the other side are those who argue that any system that rewards people solely on the basis of race is unconstitutional. Who's right? And how will the Supreme Court's decision affect the future of affirmation action?

Unlocking the Jury Box

by Vikram David Amarvia Policy Review
Wednesday, May 1, 1996

Our liberty requires a more democratic court