6th Circuit Boots Affirmative Action Ban in Mich. Higher Ed

A Michigan law banning race-conscious admissions policies at the state's universities is unconstitutional, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled. The National Law Journal reports that the decision reversed a March 2008 ruling that found constitutional a ballot initiative that amended the Michigan constitution to prohibit affirmative action. Judge Guy Cole Jr. wrote the majority opinion for a split en banc court yesterday.