Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Oral Argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case challenges a Michigan… read more

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case challenges a Michigan voter-approved ban against considering race or gender in public education admissions. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the ban violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. 

The 2006 Michigan constitutional amendment prohibits discrimination or preferential treatment in public education, government contracting and public employment. It was approved by 58 percent of Michigan voters in response to the 2003 Supreme Court decision in Grutter v. Bollinger that upheld the use of race as one factor of many that law schools could use to ensure educational diversity. 

Audio of the arguments was presented with still images of participants as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak. Justice Kagan recused herself as she worked on the case while serving as solicitor general. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
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Category:
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Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 18, 2013
Last Aired:
Apr 23, 2014

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