SCOTUS Takes Major Racial Preference Case for Fall Term

SCOTUS Takes Major Racial Preference Case for Fall Term

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear arguments in another major case involving race and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The voters of Michigan passed an amendment to their Constitution forbidding the state or any of its agencies or institutions–which would include public colleges such as the University of Michigan–from considering a person’s race when making decisions such as college admissions.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit narrowly held that the Michigan amendment violates the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court will now review that decision, in a case that will garner significant public attention.

The case is Schuette v. Coalition to Defend. Arguments will be heard late this year, with a decision likely in 2014.

Breitbart News legal columnist Ken Klukowski is on faculty at Liberty University School of Law.  

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