Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban on Affirmative Action

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By a vote of six to two, the US Supreme Court today upheld the voters of Michigan, who banned the use of race as a factor in admission to public colleges and universities. In dissent, read aloud from the bench, Justice Sonya Sotomayor said her colleagues, "ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society." Bob Barnes covers the court for the Washington Post.

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Guest:
Robert Barnes - Supreme Court correspondent for the Washington Post - @scotusreporter

Host:
Warren Olney

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Katie Cooper, Kareem Maddox, Benjamin Gottlieb