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Education Supreme Court ruling gives affirmative action foes more room to maneuver

Tuesday's US Supreme Court decision upholds a ban on affirmative action in college admissions only in Michigan. Experts say it opens the door for lawmakers or voters in other states to establish bans of their own.

By Staff writer / April 22, 2014

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The US Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding a Michigan voter initiative that bans the use of race-based admission policies at the state’s public universities may not have immediate impact for colleges outside of Michigan, but it gives a go-ahead signal to other states contemplating similar initiatives –and sends a message about where America's highest court stands on affirmative action.