A ban on affirmative action, approved by voters in Michigan, is upheld at the U.S. Supreme Court.
FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from the U.S. Supreme Court:
This opinion from Justice Anthony Kennedy, he says, is not about the constitutionality or merits of affirmative action. Instead the central issue is about the right of Michigan voters. Voters in 2006 approved an amendment to the state constitution barring public universities from using race-based preferences in admissions and other decisions. That resolution is fine, Justice Kennedy adding voters likewise could approve measures to designed to boost diversity. Justice Sonya Sotomayor highlighting the divisiveness of this debate read her fiery dissent from the bench citing equal protection concerns.
At the U.S. Supreme Court, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.