Proposal 2 policy statement (updated March 25, 2013)
On March 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case regarding Michigan’s Proposal 2, a voter-approved state constitutional amendment banning the consideration of race and gender when hiring public employees or enrolling students at public colleges and universities. In November, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed its decision that Michigan's Proposal 2 was unconstitutional. The court previously found it undermines the guarantees in the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution that all citizens ought to have equal access to the tools of political change.
We will continue to monitor actions taken by the Supreme Court as it prepares to hear arguments. We also will take into consideration the Supreme Court’s pending decision in the University of Texas affirmative action case.