Robert F. Nagel spoke on "interest assessment" : the weighing by the United States Supreme Court of state interests against the US Constitution. He explored the Court's opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger , which held that the government has a compelling interest in diversity. In so finding, the Court declared that governmental preferences at odds with the Fourteenth Amendment are justified by educators' opinions that diversity is important.
Recorded on November 13, 2003.
Series: Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture 2003.
Appearing: Katherine T. Bartlett, introductions; Robert F. Nagel, speaker.