Tuesday, April 22, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.  In Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action the justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.
Facts and details of the issues  presented to the court can be found at Cornell University Law School.
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