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Ugh! No Bay Mills Decision Again This Week

No news again. Not sure what that means, but likely it means the Court is fractured. But then again, they usually are so that conclusion isn’t helpful. 174 more words

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“This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”  -  Sonia Sotomayor, Puerto Rican United States Supremc Court Justice. 

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Michigan Affirmative Ban Is OK, Supreme Court Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America. 861 more words

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Michigan Affirmative Ban Is OK, Supreme Court Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America. 861 more words

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action programs Tuesday, upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions.

The decision came in a case brought by Michigan, where a voter-approved initiative banning affirmative action had been tied up in court for a decade. 145 more words

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California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives. 908 more words

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