Court upholds voter-approved ban on considering race in college admissions
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:48:02 GMT —
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.