July 1st, 2011
04:31 PM ET

Michigan ban on considering race in college admissions struck down

A divided federal appeals court has struck down Michigan's ban on consideration of race and gender in college admissions.

The issue is likely to renew the national political and legal debate over affirmative action, which the Supreme Court could be poised to resolve in coming months.

The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday concluded in a 2-1 ruling that the voter-approved ban on "preferential treatment" at state colleges and universities was unconstitutional, and "alters Michigan's political structure by impermissibly burdening racial minorities."

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    We all need to be more "cerebral."

    July 2, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sheryl

    Oh, yes–I just loved it when all of our colleges and universities were more cerebral!
    And high schools, too.
    I mean, I think frat parties and all that are fun at school, but there was something about that good, old-fashioned education that I found exciting–don't you think so? Too? I don't care for the old-fashioned as a beverage, however–oh, no.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Shut up, Sheryl.
    You talk too much.
    You're embarrassing me.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. DaLeVM

    Another activist judges' ruling. It is time for White Americans to replace this anti-White "judicial" system with our own. If the courts refuse to accept the will of the voters, then it is illegitimate! Time to throw these "judges" out of office and on to the streets!!

    July 2, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    @Sheryl:
    I don't care for that particular beverage, either.
    Too old-school.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
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