A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate end of affirmation action in the admissions policies of Michigan’s publicly funded PSE institutions. This is to take effect for the current admissions cycle.
The PSE institutions had argued, and reached an agreement with the State Attorney General, that they could not implement the ballot initiative banning affirmative action at this point because the admission cycle for classes beginning in September 07 had already begun.
A lower court agreed. This lower court ruling in favour of the delay is what the appeal court overturned.
The ruling of the Federal Court Appeal is available here: