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Mich. Race-in-Admissions Ban Struck Down

By Mark Walsh — July 12, 2011 1 min read

A federal appeals court has invalidated a voter-approved amendment to the Michigan Constitution that barred racial preferences in admissions at state universities. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit concluded that the amendment “targets a program that inures primarily to the benefit of the minority and reorders the political process in Michigan in such a way as to place special burdens on racial minorities.”

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A version of this article appeared in the July 13, 2011 edition of Education Week as Mich. Race-in-Admissions Ban Struck Down

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