Court Ruling Could End Outreach to Minority Students in California

University of California officials are reviewing a state Supreme Court decision striking down a San Jose program aimed at recruiting female and minority subcontractors. The officials want to determine whether the ruling means that the university must discontinue any of its outreach programs for prospective students from underrepresented minority groups.

The court ruling last month involves Proposition 209, approved by voters in 1996, which prohibits public