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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Affirmative Action [Poll]

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing another case on affirmative action. Read our complete Lawyers.com article on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A Michigan ballot initiative added language to the state constitution that banned consideration of race as a factor in public university admissions. The Supreme Court will consider whether this voter-approved ban violates the Constitution. Take our Lawyers.com poll and let us know what you think.

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Doubles Up On Affirmative Action Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a second higher education affirmative action case this term, even while a decision on the first is expected to be released imminently. The court announced on Monday that it would hear arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action over whether states can ban racial preference policies in public university admissions. Last fall, the justices heard arguments in Fisher v. Texas on whether a state university could consider race as one …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

A federal court this month threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions, the latest volley in the nationwide debate over if and to what extent race can be considered when deciding who gets admitted to institutions of higher education. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio decided in an 8-7 vote that the affirmative action ban was in violation of the U.S. Constitution. A district court had previously upheld the ban, which could be appealed …

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