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Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action Upheld: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action by concluding that it was not up to judges to overturn Michigan’s voter approved law. In his opinion, Justice Kennedy wrote, “this case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved. It is about who may resolve it. There is no authority in the Constitution of the United States or in this Court’s precedents for the Judiciary to set aside Michigan laws that commit this policy determination to the voters”. Read about it in the New York Times . See how this case might affect California’s Proposition 209 in the San Jose Mercury News .
Proposition 13: A new Field poll completed in early April among 1,000 registered California voters, shows that about half of those polled (49%) support changing some parts of Proposition 13 . Prop. 13 is the landmark amendment passed in 1978 that limited property taxes and made it more difficult for lawmakers to raise taxes in general. Read articles in the Sacramento Bee and the San Francisco Chronicle . See the statistical data behind this Field poll.