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Justices OK Affirmative Action Ban

The (U.S.) Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action programs Tuesday, upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions. The 6-2 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. Seven other states – California, Florida, Washington, Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma and New Hampshire – have similar bans. Now, others may seek to follow suit. But the ruling, which was expected after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Michigan law, does not establish a new precedent because the justices splintered in their reasoning/USA Today. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with the decision?


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