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MI Attorney General Calls Supreme Court's Decision A Victory

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 to uphold Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

It was Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's office that successfully argued this case at the nation's highest court.

He talked with 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick about the ruling.

Attorney General Bill Schuette had some problems with his microphone, but he had no problem with today's 6-2 decision. 

"Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the constitution, a victory for Michigan citizens and a victory for the people and universities and the rule of law," said Schuette.

 Mr. Schuette and 60 percent of the voters approved the 2006 amendment.

The opponents of the law argued that in order to generate diversity on college campuses, minorities needed a boost up, but the Attorney General says that must be done through legal means.

Mr. Schuette would not give any example of what those constitutional means might be saying, it would be up to others to determine what those tests might be.
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