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KU expert: Supreme Court ruling in affirmative action case a narrow one

Source: 
The Wichita Eagle
Author: 
Tim Potter
Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tim Potter wrote:

"What does the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Michigan case mean for Kansas?

First, keep in mind that it is a narrow ruling, said Richard Levy, a constitutional law professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. The issue, Levy said Tuesday, is whether a ban on affirmative action is constitutional, not whether affirmative action itself is constitutional.

What the ruling means, he said, is that Kansans could adopt a constitutional referendum banning affirmative action. The court is saying that it is 'within the prerogative of the political process to say no to affirmative action,' Levy said."