U.S. Supreme Court Is Urged to Rule on Michigan Affirmative-Action Case

U.S. Supreme Court Is Urged to Rule on Michigan Affirmative-Action Case 1

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Ebrie Benton, a U. of Michigan student, was among those demonstrating outside the courthouse as a federal appeals court heard arguments last March in a case that challenged Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions.

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Al Behrman, AP Images

Ebrie Benton, a U. of Michigan student, was among those demonstrating outside the courthouse as a federal appeals court heard arguments last March in a case that challenged Michigan's ban on race-conscious admissions.

The U.S. Supreme Court is being urged to add another major affirmative-action case to its docket, with proponents of Michigan's voter-passed ban on race-conscious college admissions asking the court to decide whether such a ban is constitutional.

The court is already weighing a lawsuit challenging race-conscious admissions elsewhere, in