Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:23 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law that bans the use of racial preferences in state university admissions.

On a 6-2 vote, with Justice Elena Kagan recused, the court rejected a challenge to the law, although the justices were divided as to the legal rationale. The court made it clear it was not deciding the larger question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)