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Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action
Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in deciding who is admitted to state universities. In a 6-2 ruling, the court brushed aside claims that such bans amounted to discrimination against minorities, ending constitutional challenges to the state ballot measures. The states that have prohibited affirmative action at public colleges and universities have generally experienced similar results: The percentage of African American and Latino students at the most selective campuses has...

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