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Posted: 8/14/2002 4:32:55 AM EDT
[url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/732921/posts[url] Carjacking victim was at center of affirmative action case Published 1:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday, August 14, 2002 LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man shot to death in an apparent carjacking last month was a doctor who began his career as a key player in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court fight over affirmative action, only to lose his license decades later for negligence. Patrick Chavis, 50, of Inglewood, was shot in the chest July 23 in suburban Hawthorne after three men approached him as he returned to his 1999 Mercedes-Benz after buying an ice cream cone, sheriff's Detective Donna Cheek said. Chavis exchanged some words with the men before he was shot, and the trio fled without taking his car, she added. The crime brought Chavis' name back into the news decades after he was one of five black students admitted to the University of California, Davis, medical school under a 1970s affirmative action plan.
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