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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