By Michael Barone | 04/23/14 06:48 PM
Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination. Fifty-eight percent of Michigan voters in 2006 voted to prohibit racial quotas and preferences in admission to...
04/23/14 06:32 PM
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By Steve Chapman | 04/23/14 05:26 PM
The question of racial preferences in university admissions has bedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the Supreme Court finally issued a verdict that gave something to either side of the debate.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/23/14 01:14 PM
When six Supreme Court justices on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action in state college admissions, the decision provoked consternation from all the predictable characters, so it may be a good time to consider Justice Sonia Sotomayor's advice on how to think about the...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/22/14 04:09 PM
President Obama did not have an immediate and direct reaction to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Instead, White House press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed the president's support for creating a diverse classroom...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/22/14 03:24 PM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia faulted Justice Sonia Sotomayor for making what he regards as a "shameful" suggestion that the Michigan voters who decided to ban affirmative action in college admissions were motivated by racism.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/22/14 12:37 PM
Six Supreme Court justices voted to uphold Michigan's ballot proposal that amended the state constitution to ban race-based affirmative action in college admissions, reversing a lower court that said the ban burdened minorities.
By Associated Press | 04/22/14 09:11 AM
The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.
By Shikha Dalmia | 03/20/14 03:44 PM
Democrats in California are in a state of shock at the defeat of their effort to reinstate racial preferences in university admissions. That's because the defeat was led not by evil Republicans but a loyal Democratic constituency: Asian-Americans.
By Sean Higgins | 03/18/14 01:37 PM
Three Asian-American state senators killed an effort to reinstate affirmative action for college admissions in California. On Monday, Assembly Speaker John Perez announced he was shelving a bill that would have rolled back Prop 209, the 1996 ballot initiative that banned the practice, after the...
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