Supreme Court takes on another affirmative action case

Cody Nelson

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a case regarding the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on the use of racial or ethnic preferences in admissions to public colleges, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Although similar bans have been enacted in other states, the Court will focus on Michigan's voter-passed ban.

This is the second major affirmative action case on the Court's docket. The first case, Fisher v. the University of Texas, is expected to be decided this spring. 

The Supreme Court currently has a conservative majority, which has been critical of affirmative action in the past.