This Note will examine Regents of the University of California v. Bakke and subsequent Supreme Court decisions dealing with affirmative action to determine what effect, if any, these decisions have had on lower court determinations of the validity of affirmative-action programs. This Note will also discuss the problems inherent in judicial review of such programs and the direction that affirmative action has taken as a result of lower court decisions. Affirmative action as it relates to women and to seniority plans is beyond the scope of this Note. However, reference to these types of cases will be made for purposes of illustration.
Note, Affirmative Action after Bakke, 32 Clev. St. L. Rev. 681 (1983-1984)