Thursday, April 24, 2014
In 2006, Michigan voters banned affirmative action with the intention of ridding the state of racial preferences. On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court upheld states rights to decide to use race as a factor in college admissions. The justices were divided 6-2 holding that the state did not violate the constitution when the people voted to do away with affirmative action. The two dissenting justices were Justice Ruth Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Elena Kagan abstained.
See Pete Williams, Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban, NBC News, Apr. 22, 2014.