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YOUR THREE CENTS:Should states be allowed to ban the use of affirmative action in college admissions?
The Supreme Court is taking up a case about Michigan's voter-approved ban on taking account of race in college admissions.
At the center of the case is whether states can ban the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
The justices heard arguments Tuesday over whether the change to the Michigan state constitution that voters backed in 2006 discriminates against minorities.
The outcome also could affect similar measures in California and Washington State and perhaps signal whether affirmative action opponents may try to replicate their successes at the ballot box in other states.
The case is the second that deals with affirmative action in as many years.
In June, the justices ordered lower courts to take another look at the University of Texas admissions plan in a ruling that could make it harder for public colleges to justify any use of race in admissions
Right now, only 8 states have bans on affirmative action in place... including Florida and California.
But in some of those states, minority admissions to some of the best colleges has dropped significantly enough to raise concerns about the re-segregation of those schools.
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