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Jennifer Mason McAward was quoted by CNN on Michigan’s ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court ruling on April 22

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News Article

Publication Date

4-22-2014

Abstract

Jennifer Mason McAward was quoted by CNN on Michigan’s ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court ruling on April 22.

"With today's opinion, the court has placed responsibility for affirmative action squarely in the hands of the states. State universities can choose to adopt affirmative action admissions programs, and state voters can choose to discontinue them," said Jennifer Mason McAward, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

"The fact that this relatively simple judgment generated five separate opinions by the justices, however, points to a much more nuanced and heated debate among the justices regarding the permissibility and wisdom of racial preferences in general," McAward said.