Supreme Court: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

The Su­preme Court up­held Michigan’s ban on the use of ra­cial af­firm­at­ive ac­tion in its state uni­versit­ies, rul­ing that voters are en­titled to de­cide the is­sue. The 6-2 de­cision clears away con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenges to the state bans on af­firm­at­ive ac­tion, which began in Cali­for­nia in 1996.