Supreme Court: Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Constitutional

3:02 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Supreme Court: Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Constitutional

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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.