affirmative action

4:03 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Federal appeals court strikes down Michigan affirmative action ban

file photo of affirmative action supporters on the University of Michigan campus
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Update 4:03 p.m.

A full panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Michigan's constitutional ban on affirmative action does not hold up under the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause (14th amendment).

Last year's Sixth Circuit ruling was 2-1. An appeal was made to a full panel of judges.

Today's ruling striking the ban down was 8-7.

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