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  1. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

    In a decision that could further reduce numbers of minorities at state universities, the Supreme Court voted 6-2 that Michigan’s affirmative action ban in public college admissions does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The justices ruled it was not up to them to overturn a 2006 decision by voters to bar consideration of race in admissions as long as the action didn’t involve intentional discrimination. But dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticized the decision, calling it an attempt to “wish away” racial inequality. 

    Sources: Washington PostCSMWSJ (sub), NYT

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