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Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
United States Supreme Court
134 S. Ct. 1623 (2014)
As permitted by their governing boards, state universities in Michigan used race as a factor in admissions decisions. Michigan voters approved an amendment to the state’s Constitution prohibiting the use of race in determining state university admissions. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (Coalition) (plaintiff) brought suit against Michigan (defendant), claiming that the amendment violated the Equal Protection Clause. The court of appeals found in favor of the Coalition. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)
Concurrence (Breyer, J.)
Concurrence (Scalia, J.)
Concurrence (Roberts, C.J.)
Dissent (Sotomayor, J.)
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