Supreme Court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

April 22, 2014, 3:46 pm
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(NECN) - There was a major ruling Tuesday from the Supreme Court on affirmative action when the court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

In a 6-2 ruling, the justices said Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. Residents in the state voted for it in 2006.

Justice Anthony Kennedy said nothing in the constitution gives judges the authority to undermine the election results. Meanwhile, Justice Sonia Sotomayor read her dissent aloud in the courtroom, saying the decision tramples the rights of minorities.

Read more at NBC News here.

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Tags: Affirmative Action, Supreme Court of the United States, Michigan Affirmative Action
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