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Supreme Court Upholds Right Of State Voters to Bar Consideration of Race in Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the measure approved by Michigan voters in 2006 to bar public colleges and universities from considering race in admissions. The ruling leaves in place not only the Michigan measure, but also similar ones in California, Washington State and elsewhere that have made it more difficult for public colleges to recruit and admit black and Latino students. While the measures survived legal challenges when they were approved by state voters, an unexpected challenge to the Michigan measure had given new hope to those seeking to overturn the state bans.