Supreme Court weighs Mich. ban on affirmative action

Published On: Oct 15 2013 12:47:44 AM EDT
WASHINGTON -

The Supreme Court will decide Tuesday if a constitutional amendment that requires colorblind admissions to colleges and universities is actually discriminatory itself.

The Michigan voter-approved amendment did away with affirmative action at the University of Michigan as well as other state schools.

The lawyer for the civil rights groups acknowledges it's a tough sell.

People on both side of the issue seem to think the outcome will be a victory for Michigan, but if the court strikes down the amendment, it would imperil similar voter-approved initiatives in the state.

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