Supreme Court to Rule on Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

SCOTUSBlog Reports:

In a surprise development, the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a state may constitutionally ban the use of race in deciding who gets admitted to public colleges or universities.   The Court chose not to await the outcome of an already pending case on the constitutionality of an admissions plan at the University of Texas that makes some use of race.
In November, the Sixth Circuit (en banc) ruled, 8-7, that Michigan's voter-approved ban on state universities using race as a factor in college admissions was unconstitutional.  At the time, law professor Stuart Benjamin predicted that the Supreme Court would reverse 7-2.