Affirmative Action

Ronald "Dworkin is a giant in the fields [of public policy, political philosophy, and constitutional law].He is one of the top theorists in the world and extremely creative" (Dobson).This was stated by John Tomasi, a professor of Political Science at Brown University who worked with Dworkin on his latest book, "Life's Dominion."Dworkin is a professor of law at New York University and Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University.He has published prolifically in the fields of public policy, political philosophy, and constitutional law.Dworkin is a serious scholar and well known as having an academic point of view.Dworkin has written several books, including, “Taking Rights Seriously” (1979), “A Matter of Principle” (1985), “Law’s Empire” (1986), “A Bill of Rights for Britain” (1990), and “Life’s Dominion” (1993).
In "A Matter of Principle," Dworkin analyzes the court case: The Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke (1978), among other subjects.This is the most significant civil rights case to reach the United States Supreme Court since Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (Allen).This case involves admission procedures of the University of California Medical School at Davis.Davis utilized an affirmative action program, called the task force program, which set aside 16 of its 100 spaces for members of "educationally and economically disadvantaged minorities" (Dworkin 293).Allan Bakke, a thirty three-year-old Caucasian male, applied for one of the remaining 84 places, for which anybody could apply, and was denied admission twice. Since there is no doubt that he would have been accepted if he were black due to his relatively high test scores, Bakke sued the University on the grounds that he had been deprived of his constitutional rights (Dworkin 301).More specifically, Bakke felt his rejections to be violations of the Equal Protection Clause…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *