affirmative action

3:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Supreme Court: Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Constitutional

The court's decision overturns a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court ruling from last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigans state-run universities. The justices, voting 6-2, today said the ballot measure was a legitimate ban on racial discrimination. A federal appeals court had said Michigan unconstitutionally stripped racial minorities of their rights.
6:38 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Supreme Court Could Rule Soon on Michigan's Ban on Affirmative Action in College Admissions

2006 amendment to Michigan Constitution bans government units from considering race in admissions or hiring
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether or not to uphold Michigan's controversial voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions is due any day now. The court heard arguments on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action on Oct. 15, 2013, and is expected to release an opinion anytime between now and the end of June.
7:10 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Both sides confident after Supreme Court oral arguments over affirmative action

Both sides say diversity is important
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Attorneys from both sides of the Scheutte v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case projected confidence as they emerged from the Supreme Court building early Tuesday afternoon. The court heard one hour of arguments in the case, which will decide whether Proposition 2 - a constitutional amendment outlawing race-based affirmative action passed by Michigan voters in 2006 - is unconstitutional.
8:24 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday in case involving Michigan's affirmative action ban

Decision isn't expected for months
Thousands are expected to gather outside Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up oral arguments over Michigan's affirmative action ban, in what court watchers nationally are calling one of the most important cases on the docket this fall.
8:15 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

U-M Professor says ban on Affirmative Action has "chilling effect"

Case will be heard by U.S. Supreme Court
As Kevin Gaines discussed the history of the civil rights movement in a University of Michigan class recently, he said he found himself looking at 15 white faces and two African-American faces. That lack of diversity made having robust class discussions difficult, Gaines, a U-M history professor, said Thursday during a conference call with reporters.