US Supreme Court to hear Michigan affirmative action case

12:53 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

US Supreme Court to hear Michigan affirmative action case

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The high court will hear the case when its new term begins this fall.
At issue in the Michigan affirmative action case is whether states are free to replace race-conscious affirmative action admissions plans with race-neutral alternatives. The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine whether a 2006 ballot initiative banning affirmative action at public universities in Michigan violates the equal protection rights of minorities.