SCOTUS upholds Michigan's race admissions ban

Apr 23, 2014

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.

MSU law professor and Supreme Court watcher Phil Pucillo has joined us throughout the year as this case developed, and he’s back again to breakdown the latest decision.

Pucillo says he was surprised at the level of division among the justices, including four members of the six justice majority. They determined that Proposition 2 was valid, but each had a differing viewpoint on why.