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Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
Citation:134 S. Ct. 1623 (2014)
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Under the terms of a Michigan constitutional amendment, race-based preferences cannot be part of the admissions process for state universities. In Michigan, the State Constitution invests independent boards of trustees with plenary authority over public universities, including admissions policies. Though the members of the boards are elected, some evidence indicates they delegated authority over admissions policy to the faculty. But regardless, Michigan’s public universities did consider race as a factor in admissions decisions before 2006.
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