Tag Archives: affirmative action

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Michigan’s Proposal 2

In a widely anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday of this week in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (No. 12-682) (PDF), holding in a 6-2 ruling (with Justice Kagan recusing herself) that Michigan’s Proposal 2 – which amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit the use of race-based preferences in state … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Michigan’s Proposal 2

As regular readers of this blog know, the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog has been covering the saga involving Michigan’s 2006 voter-approved Proposal 2 outlawing affirmative action since a divided Sixth Circuit panel ruled it unconstitutional (PDF) in July 2011.  Following that panel ruling, a nearly evenly split (8-7) en banc ruling by the Sixth Circuit … Continue Reading

Oral Argument Approaches in High Court Review of Sixth Circuit Ruling on Michigan’s Proposal 2

The Supreme Court will soon hear oral argument in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, et al. (No. 12-682), which is shaping up to be one of the biggest cases in the current term.   As this blog has reported (see here and here), the case had polarized the Sixth Circuit, eliciting a strong dissent … Continue Reading

En Banc Ruling on Michigan’s Proposal 2 Goes to the High Court

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted certiorari on a case that the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog has been watching since July 2011: Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the University of Michigan (6th Cir., Case Nos. 08-1387/1389/1534 & 09-1111). In Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for … Continue Reading

En Banc Court Declares Michigan’s Proposal 2 Unconstitutional

In November 2006, Michigan voters approved, by a 58-to-42 margin, a statewide ballot initiative commonly known as Proposal 2.  Proposal 2 amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit the State of Michigan and its public universities from “discriminat[ing] against, or grant[ing] preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Oral Arguments in En Banc Rehearing of Michigan Affirmative Action Case

Over the past months, we have reported on developments in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, et al. v. Regents of the University of Michigan, et al (See here, here, here, and here). In the latest development in this Michigan affirmative action case, the Sixth Circuit held oral arguments in an en banc rehearing yesterday afternoon.  … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit En Banc Court Currently Addressing Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The Sixth Circuit is currently rehearing en banc the constitutionality of Michigan’s Proposal 2, which prohibits Michigan’s public colleges and universities from granting “preferential treatment to . . . any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”  Back in July of 2011, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit ruled … Continue Reading

En Banc Briefing Complete, Oral Argument Approaches in Michigan Affirmative Action Appeal

This post is the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog’s latest update and analysis in a series that has been tracking developments in the ongoing, blockbuster appeal involving Michigan Proposal 2. Last summer, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit struck down as unconstitutional Proposal 2, which prohibited Michigan’s public colleges and universities from granting “preferential treatment … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Moves Closer to Decision on Proposal 2 En Banc Petition

As this blog has previously reported, in late July Michigan’s attorney general filed a petition (PDF) for rehearing en banc in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary v. Regents of the Univ. of Michigan (6th Cir. Nos. 08-1387, 08-1389, 08-1534, 09-1111).  In that case, … Continue Reading

En Banc Petition Filed in Michigan Affirmative Action Case

As anticipated, Michigan’s attorney general today filed a petition (PDF) for rehearing en banc in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary v. Regents of the Univ. of Michigan (6th Cir. Nos. 08-1387, 08-1389, 08-1534, 09-1111).  As previously reported by this blog, on July 1, … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Facing Difficult En Banc Questions

Recently, the Sixth Circuit has handed down decisions in two of the most high-profile cases currently pending in the federal appellate courts.  First, as we previously reported, the Sixth Circuit upheld the federal health care statute in the wake of a number of constitutional challenges.  Second, a few days later, the Sixth Circuit struck down … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Sixth Circuit Strikes Down Michigan Constitutional Amendment on College Admissions

A divided panel of the Sixth Circuit today struck down an amendment to the Michigan constitution added by voters in 2006 that prohibited Michigan’s public colleges and universities from granting “preferential treatment to[] any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”  In Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration … Continue Reading
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