Interview with Robert Links
QUESTION 12
JACKIE SHEARER:

OK.

ROBERT LINKS:

One of the things I'm going to remember until the day I die are the first words that one of my heroes, Archibald Cox, spoke to the Supreme Court in the Bakke case when he said, "This case, which comes here on a writ of certiorari from the Supreme Court of California presents a single, vital issue. Whether a state university is free under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to erect a special admission program to encourage the admission of members of disadvantaged racial groups. The answer which this court provides to these questions will determine perhaps for a decade whether minorities are going to have meaningful access to higher education." Those were powerful words.