A Black and White Case: How Affirmative Action Survived Its by Greg Stohr

By Greg Stohr

- the 1st publication to head contained in the landmark perfect courtroom determination of 2003- Compelling narrative unveils the drama in the back of the debatable complaints- Sheds new gentle through the election season at the White House's position within the court's choice

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But Michigan had a self-funded insurance plan, which Bollinger expected would cover much, if not all, of the legal defense costs. And Bollinger was convinced that cutting corners on the school’s legal defense would prove counterproductive. Bollinger turned to Wilmer Cutler Pickering, an elite Washington firm whose revenue and profits typically ranked among the top five in the city each year. The firm had been co-founded in 1962 by John Pickering, who had earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Michigan and gone on to become one of the university’s most influential alumni.

The case was a chance to liven up an otherwise staid corporate litigation practice. Kolbo’s client list included insurance companies, construction firms, and manufacturers. He spent his days poring through building codes and interviewing witnesses about policy limits. Cases presenting fundamental questions of constitutional rights were few and far between. Kolbo’s docket reflected his style: workmanlike and solid, not prone to attract attention. Tall and hefty with graying hair, he was partial to the dark suits that were practically a uniform among corporate litigators.

Greve studied philosophy and political science under a series of libertarian professors who helped reinforce and refine his suspicion of powerful government. By the time he received his degree, Greve had concluded he didn’t like the German system of political debate any better than he liked the government’s policies. The only way to make an impact, as he saw it, was to advance through the bureaucracy of one of the political parties. The type of think tanks and political advocacy groups that flourished in America simply didn’t exist in West Germany.

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