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Gratz v. Bollinger

Docket No.: 02-516
Argued: April 1, 2003
Decided: June 23, 2003

Topics:

Equal Protection, Civil Rights, 28 U.S.C. 1441, ADEA, Affirmative Action, Anti-Injunction Act, Article I, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, ERISA, Eleventh Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Medicaid, Mootness, Supremacy Clause, Title VII, disparate impact, equitable relief, patent, public schools, qualified immunity, racial discrimination, racial preferences, racial segregation

PartyNames: Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher v. Lee Bollinger, et al.
Petitioner: Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher
Respondent: Lee Bollinger, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: ED Michigan, 122 F. Supp.2d 811. QUESTIONS PRESENTED 1. Does the University of Michigan's use of racial preferences in undergraduateadmissions violate the Equal Protection Cl ause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ( 42 U .S.C. § 2000d), or 42 U.S.C. § 1981? 2. Did the district court correctly dismiss the plaintiff class's claim for injunctive relief with respect to the University of Michigan's use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions?
Supreme Court Docket

Jennifer Gratz and Patrick Hamacher
v.
Lee Bollinger, et al.
539 U.S. 244 (2003)
Consideration Limited:

Limited to question 1 presented by the petition.

Question:

Does the University of Michigan's use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Gratz v. Bollinger
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 1, 2003

Holding: reversed in part
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Gratz, 3 vote(s) against

Gratz v. Bollinger
Case Documents

1Opinion in Gratz v. Bollinger
2Opinion in Gratz v. Bollinger
Additional documents for this case are pending review.