In a 6-to-2 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan state ban on affirmative action in public higher education. The issue before the Court centered around whether Michigan’s voters had violated the U.S. Constitution by forbidding race-conscious admissions plans at public universities. In earlier cases, including one last June concerning University of Texas, the Court said that race-conscious admissions policies can be constitutionally permissible in states that wish to use them. This new decision focuses more on whether and how voters can stop affirmative action. Kareem Crayton, a professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law School, explains the ramifications of this ruling.
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