New affirmative action case at Supreme Court

Affirmative Action
Posted at 11:04 AM, Mar 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-25 11:04:00-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is broadening its examination of affirmative action by adding a case about Michigan's effort to ban consideration of race in college admissions.

The justices already are considering a challenge to the University of Texas program that takes account of race, among many factors, to fill remaining spots in its freshman classes. The Texas case has been argued, but not yet decided.

The court on Monday said it would add the Michigan case, which focuses on the 6-year-old voter-approved prohibition on affirmative action and the appeals court ruling that overturned the ban.