High court upholds racial-preference ban

6-2 decision a blow to affirmative action

Posted: April 23, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette responds Tuesday in Lansing, Mich., to the Supreme Court decision upholding a 2006 state law, a decision dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor said was grounded in logic that was “out of touch with reality.”

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that provides a blueprint for other states wishing to enact similar bans.

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