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Affirmative Action Attorney Disappointed By SCOTUS Ruling

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in university admissions.

The court ruled in the case “Schuette v. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action” that Michigan citizens have a right to change the state constitution…and prohibit the use of race in the admissions process.

Michigan voters approved a ballot initiative to that effect in 2006.

George Washington is an attorney for The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action -- the plaintiffs in the case.

He spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn. Washington says he’s disappointed and outraged by the high court’s decision.