September 13, 2002
High Court Gets Case on Affirmative Action
The U.S. Supreme Court was asked last month to take up a legal challenge to the use of race-conscious admissions policies by the University of Michigan Law School.
Lawyers for a white woman who was rejected by the law school in 1997 seek to have the court overturn a May 14 ruling, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, that upheld the law school's admissions procedures as constitutional.
"There can be no serious doubt that the use of racial preferences