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Supreme Court takes on another race case

Mich. law sought to ban preference

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court added a new affirmative action case to its docket Monday. It is already considering a major challenge to the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions program.

The new case concerns a voter initiative in Michigan that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities. In November, the Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled that the initiative, which amended the state constitution, violated the federal Constitution’s equal protection clause.

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