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Affirmative Action Ruling

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Supreme court justices found a compromise Monday, dodging any new landmark ruling on race and college admissions.

Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves many people in mid-Michigan wondering what lies ahead.

Local experts agree today's decision was a surprising one, and that after everything all this really does is bring up even more questions and uncertainty, like if this could effect universities in Michigan.

"Any decision made by the supreme court could be narrowly interpreted to only apply to the university of Texas system or it could apply to affirmative action generally, so, once again, depending on what direction they decide to go, we'll see, " says Mark Dotson, a Professor at Cooley Law School.

Representatives from Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Michigan all say that Monday's decision does not change admissions policies in any way.

Although Dotson says, "who knows what the future holds".


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