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.

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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.