The Law: Guessing the Decision

How will the Supreme Court finally rule on the Bakke case? Nobody can predict the result with any certainty, of course, but many of the nation's legal scholars expect the decision to go against Bakke. A sampling:

Theodore J. St. Antoine, dean of the University of Michigan Law School: "If you force me to bet, I'm going to bet that they reverse the Bakke case [and rule against him] . . . In my judgment there will be some provisions left open for an affirmative-action program that will allow making race an admissions distinction....

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