March 25, 2013

SUPREME COURT GRANTS REVIEW ON ANOTHER AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CASE:  In addition to the Fisher v. University of Texas case, on which the Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments, the Court today agreed to hear Schuette v Michigan Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.  At stake is the constitutionality of Proposition 2, an amendment to the Michigan Constitution approved by Michigan voters in 2006, that bans public universities and colleges from using race as a factor in admissions.  The question, in a nutshell, is simple:  Does it violate the Equal Protection Clause to prohibit race-conscious admissions?  Ironic, isn’t it?

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