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Court upholds voter-approved ban on considering race in college admissions


Michigan's voter-approved ban on the use of race as a factor in college admissions is going to stick.


The Supreme Court upheld the ban in a 6-2 ruling. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy says voters chose to eliminate racial preferences, presumably because they could lead to race-based resentment.


But in a lengthy dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor says "without checks, democratically approved legislation can oppress minority groups."


A lower court had overturned the ban as discriminatory.

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