The Law: Doctored Program

A white woman claims she's disadvantaged too

To the discomfiture of many traditional civil rights advocates, Rita Greenwald Clancy was inspecting cadavers alongside 102 other freshman medical students at the University of California, Davis, last week. Admitted to the medical school through a federal court order, Clancy, 22, had managed to exploit one of the main arguments used to justify affirmative-action programs for minority job and school applicants.

The same beleaguered U.C.-Davis medical school is already reeling from a suit filed by Allan Bakke, a white who claimed he was excluded because the university reserved 16 of 100 places in its entering class...

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