AirTalk for October 15, 2013

SCOTUS takes up Michigan’s affirmative action ban

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If the Court rules against the Michigan law what impact could it have on California students?

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today on Michigan’s law banning race-based university admissions . In past affirmative action cases the Court has stopped short of outlawing affirmative action. Michigan and five other states including California have laws outlawing the use of racial preferences in college admissions.  The Michigan law was modeled after California’s Prop 209.

If the Court rules against the Michigan law what impact could it have on California students?

Guests:

David Savage, Supreme Court Reporter, Los Angeles Times

John Eastman, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and former Dean at Chapman University School of Law

Erwin Chemerinsky, is the founding dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.


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