Carter's Brief

Osborne, John
October 1977
New Republic;10/15/77, Vol. 177 Issue 16, p13
Focuses on the U.S. Department of Justice's brief involving racial discrimination case between a caucasian male Allan Bakke and Regents of the University of California. Possible involvement of presidential intrusion in the development of the brief; Absence of any reference to affirmative action or quotas in the promises book of U.S. President Jimmy Carter's campaign commitments; Information that the determining point was and is that the government brief in this case had to be primarily a statement of presidential policy and therefore in essence a political statement reflecting some very strong, politically important attitudes and commitments.


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