Affirmative Action

Politics & Government
12:16 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

SCOTUS upholds Michigan's race admissions ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that Michigan voters have the right to decide if Michigan's public universities use race conscious admission policies.
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke yesterday at a press conference about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment which prohibits affirmative action at the State’s public universities. In the 6-2, ruling, the judges offered five separate opinions showcasing drastically different views.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:18 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Michigan again at center of nation's affirmative action debate

The U.S. Supreme Court Building, where a Michigan-based affirmative action case is heard by the nation's highest court.
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For the second time in a decade, the Supreme Court of the United States will scrutinize the use of race in admissions policies at Michigan’s public universities.

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5:15 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

SCOTUS To Hear Arguments For, Against Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge Tuesday to Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in public university admissions.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Breaking down SCOTUS ruling of affirmative action

The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of a University of Texas student who claimed the university’s consideration of race is illegitimate and unconstitutional.
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Michigan State University law professor Phil Pucillo discusses the most recent United States Supreme Court ruling involving affirmative action.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:50 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Michigan Attorney General to challenge affirmative action with SCOTUS

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the affirmative action case - Fisher v. The University of Texas- this spring. However, before they hand down their ruling, the court will hear another affirmative action case out of Michigan- Schuette v. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.  George Washington, the lead attorney for the Coalition, discusses the case.

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