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SUPREME COURT-AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Supreme Court considers whether Michigan voter ban on affirmative action is discrimination
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 14, 2013 3:52 AM EDT
Can a constitutional amendment that requires colorblind admissions to colleges and universities itself be discriminatory?
A Michigan case deals with a voter-approved amendment that did away with affirmative action at the University of Michigan and other state schools.
Even the lawyer for civil rights groups in favor of affirmative action acknowledges it's a tough sell, at first glance.
If the court strikes down the amendment, it would imperil similar voter-approved initiatives in California and Washington state.
But people on both sides of the issue think the more probable outcome is a victory for Michigan.