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Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/03/2013

David G. Savage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed to weigh in on college affirmative action for a second time in a year and decide whether Michigan's voters can forbid "preferential treatment" based on race in their state universities.
The justices are closely split on whether school officials may ever use race as a factor for deciding who is admitted. A decade ago, the high court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld a limited use of race as a means to achieve classroom diversity in a case from the University of Michigan Law School. But that victory for liberal advocates of affirmative action was soon overturned by Michigan's voters.
They adopted Proposal 2 in 2006, forbidding university officials from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to students based on their race, ethnicity or gender. It was patterned after a similar ballot measure in California in 1996 that also prohibited race-based admissions policies at the state's colleges and universities.
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"Supreme Court agrees to hear Michigan affirmative action case", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 27/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-michigan-affirmative-action-case