Supreme Court Will Hear 2nd Affirmative Action Case

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on whether an amendment to Michigan's state constitution that banned affirmative action in college admissions violated the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause.

The high court's grant of certiorari came four months after the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Michigan law — which barred public universities from granting preferential treatment based on race or gender — was unconstitutional on the grounds that it denies a fair political process to minorities. As is customary, the justices didn't elaborate on...
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