High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

April 22nd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices say that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.