Michigan affirmative action ban will remain in effect during Supreme Court appeal
- Though it was struck down earlier this month, Michigan's ban on the use of affirmative action in public university admissions will remain in effect while the case is appealed to the Supreme Court.
- Attorney General Bill Schuette's request for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stay its decision through the appeal was granted Friday, and the decision increases the odds of the Supreme Court getting involved, as it may want to resolve a conflict between the 6th Circuit decision and a decision on a similar law in the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit on.
- Admissions policies at the University of Michigan were at the center of a landmark 2003 Supreme Court ruling that banned quotas for various racial groups but still allowed applicants' race to be considered in admissions.
From the article:
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month struck down the 2006 voter-approved constitutional amendment known as the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, or Proposal 2, which banned the use of race, gender or ethnicity in college admissions. ...
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