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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:47 PM

Court: Michigan's ban on affirmative action is unconstitutional

Court: Michigan's ban on affirmative action is unconstitutional

LANSING — The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has declared unconstitutional Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, which was approved by voters in a 2006 ballot initiative, Proposal 2.

The majority opinion in a divided court said the state ban on affirmative action violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by making it more difficult for a minority student to get a university to adopt a race-conscious admissions policy than it is for a white student to get a university to adopt an admissions policy that considers family alumni connections.

“This is a tremendous victory for students,” said Detroit attorney George Washington, who represented the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action in the case.

“It means that thousands of black students and Latino students will have the chance to go to college they never would have had.”

http://www.freep.com/article/20121115/NEWS06/121115041/The-U-S-6th-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. Why do states

 

continue to put forth bills that violate the US constitution? What a waste of time and resources.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. Affirmative Action is unconstitutional...

and always has been.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:50 PM

3. Oklahoma

just did that also and it will be found unconstitutional as well.

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