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 preferential treatment on the basis of race and gender when hiring enrolling students at public colleges and universities. In November 2012, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed its earlier decision that Michigan's Proposal 2 was unconstitutional. The appeals court had found Proposal 2 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 on the case.