University case added to affirmative action review

The US Supreme Court announced last Monday that it would include a Michigan law that would bar public universities from considering race as an admissions factor in its review of affirmative action in higher education, reports http://FoxNews.com.

The high court is already considering whether the University of Texas violated the constitutional guarantee of equal protection with its affirmative action programme. In that case, the justices are considering a challenge to the university’s programme, which factors in race to fill open spots in its freshman class. The Texas case has been argued before the justices but not yet decided.

The dispute over affirmative action in Michigan has its roots in the 2003 Supreme Court decision that upheld the use of race as a factor in university admissions. That case concerned the University of Michigan law school.
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