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Censorship and Controversy

By July 31, 2008

(2008 FIRE Summer Intern Michael Davidson will be a senior at Princeton and is studying Philosophy.)

In 2003, the Supreme Court heard two cases in conjunction, Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, both dealing with the issue of affirmative action in higher education. The Gratz decision struck down Michigan's point-based admission policy that granted a certain number of points to underrepresented ethnic groups. Grutter held in a 5-4 decision that though quota systems may not be used, colleges can consider race and other factors as part of a holistic admissions process with the goal of increasing diversity in schools...