In November, the people of Michigan amended the state constitution to prohibit discrimination or preferential treatment on the basis of race or gender in the operation of public employment, publlc education, and public contracting within the state. The effective date was to be December 23, 2006. However, shortly before that date a federal district court issued an injunction preventing the amendment from going into effect with respect to Michigan’s state universities until July 1, 2007.
Now the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the district court’s ruling and lifted the injunction. As a result, the state
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