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Michigan Activist Declares Victory After High Court Affirmative Action Ruling

April 23, 2014

A divided US Supreme Court is upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on using race as a factor in admitting students to state universities. The High Court stressed it is NOT ruling on the merits of Affirmative Action policies, but instead affirming the right of voters to amend a state’s constitution. The Michigan case stems from a challenge to a ballot referendum launched by Jennifer Gratz, who sued the University of Michigan in 1997 after she was denied admission to the school. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with Gratz while she was standing on the steps of the Supreme Court moments after the ruling was handed down…