Court Keeps Affirmative Action Ban

    People walk outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington December 3, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to weigh whether federal law prevented a customer from suing an airline for kicking him out of its frequent flyer program for allegedly complaining too frequently about the service. Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg (unseen) sued Northwest Airlines Corp, which ceased operations in 2010 after merging with Delta Air Lines Inc, for breach of contract after the airline said he had abused the program. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT CRIME LAW) - RTX162CH

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    The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in public universities’ admission policies. By a vote of 6-2, the court reversed a lower-court decision that voided the ban. Michigan’s affirmative action ban was enacted in 2006 in response to a 2003 Supreme Court ruling allowing the state to use race as a part of the admissions process. Justices Sonia Sotomayer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a dissenting opinion, and Justice Elena Kagan recused herself.

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