June 5, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Michigan is not the only US state to maintain some type of ban on race-conscious affirmative action policies. In 1996 California voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution that prohibited public institutions from using affirmative action policies. Under Proposition 209, state ...[read more]
December 8, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 8, 2010, a federal judge for the US District Court for the North District of California dismissed a lawsuit challenging the ban on affirmative action in California's public universities. California voters approved Proposition 209, prohibiting discrimination or preferential treatment, ...[read more]
April 3, 2012
by Keith Herting
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld a 1996 amendment to the California Constitution which bars preferential treatment for "any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public ...[read more]
March 16, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Frances Contreras, Director of the Higher Eduction Program at the University of Washington, says repealing Proposition 209 in California would reinstate a vital admissions tool for underprivileged students...The passage of Proposition 209 in California has resulted in ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Landsberg of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law says that the Ninth Circuit will likely uphold its 1997 ruling that Proposition 209, California's ban on affirmative action, is constitutional...Are public interest lawyers in California simply tilting ...[read more]
February 14, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday heard oral arguments from minority student advocates who urged the court to reconsider California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action based on race or gender preferences in education and state hiring. The ban, Proposition 209, has ...[read more]
December 9, 2010
by LaToya Sawyer
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to California's affirmative action ban in public university admissions. The ban, approved by voters in 1996 as Proposition 209, prohibits discrimination or preferential treatment to any ...[read more]
April 23, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
California Attorney General Jerry Brown saidWednesday that portions ofProposition 209, an amendment to theCalifornia Constitutionbanning the use of affirmative action for state hiring, contracting, or university admission, may violate the US Constitution. Brown m... ...[read more]
November 13, 2006
by Andrew Wood
George Washington: On November 7, 2006, Proposal 2, which is copied from California's Proposition 209, passed in Michigan by a vote of 57 to 43 percent. There are now two pending legal challenges to the Proposal, with more expected to follow soon. The United States District Court found t... ...[read more]

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