Supreme Court takes up Mich. law banning affirmative action

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear yet another high-profile case on affirmative action.

The court took up a challenge to a Michigan law that bans the use of race in college admissions. The court is already set to rule this year in a suit over affirmative action programs at the University of Texas, Austin.

The Michigan case is much broader, asking whether states have the power to prohibit the use of race in college admissions. A lower court struck down Michigan's ban.

Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the decision to take the Michigan case.

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