Legality of Racial-Preference Bans Is Disputed in Federal Court

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Despite a protest against Michigan's Proposal 2 in 2006, voters approved the ban on affirmative-action preferences at public colleges and other agencies. Now a lawsuit filed by opponents of the ban has reached a federal appeals court.
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In a legal battle with potential implications for any state that bans affirmative-action preferences, a federal appeals court is weighing arguments that the ban adopted by Michigan voters in 2006 is unconstitutional because it places distinct burdens...

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