Court Will Take New Look At Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

Monday, September 12, 2011

A federal appeals court says it will take a fresh look at a decision that overturned Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday that a majority of judges agreed to take the case. That means a July 1 decision by a three-judge panel has been erased.

The panel had thrown out a law that bans the consideration of race in college admissions. Michigan voters had approved the ban in 2006.

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