U Of Michigan Students Protest Affirmative Action Ban Outside Federal Appeals Court

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About 50 protesters, many of them University of Michigan students, have gathered outside a federal appeals court taking another look at the state's ban on affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati was hearing arguments Wednesday. The full court last year overturned a decision by one of its three-judge panels that said the law treats minorities unfairly and is unconstitutional.

Protesters carried signs saying "Fight for Equality" and "Save Brown vs. Board of Education," referring to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that said school segregation is unconstitutional.

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