438 us 265 regents of the university of california v bakke no 7811 argued october 12 1977 decided june 28 1978 18 cal3d 34 553 p2d 1152 affirmed in . The equal protection clause is part of the fourteenth amendment to the united states constitutionthe clause which took effect in 1868 provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws a primary motivation for this clause was to validate the equality provisions contained in the civil rights act of 1866 which guaranteed that all . United states supreme court university of california regents v bakke 1978 no 76 811 argued october 12 1977 decided june 28 1978 the medical school of the university of california at davis hereinafter davis had two admissions programs for the entering class of 100 students the regular admissions program and the special admissions program. Top opinion taney cj opinion of the court mr chief justice taney delivered the opinion of the court this case has been twice argued after the argument at the last term differences of opinion were found to exist among the members of the court and as the questions in controversy are of the highest importance and the court was at that time much pressed by the ordinary business of the . April 9th 1951 florida sheriff shoots two black defendants after supreme court overturns convictions on april 9 1951 the united states supreme court overturned the convictions and death sentences of samuel shepherd and walter irvin two black men wrongly convicted of the rape of a white woman in groveland florida
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