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Supreme Denial

No delays for the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied a request to partly delay implementing Proposal 2 at the state’s three largest universities.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had referred the appeal filed by pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary to the full Supreme Court .
The justices denied the appeal in an apparently unanimous decision, said George Washington, a lawyer for BAMN.
Michigan voters approved Proposal 2 in November, banning affirmative action in state hiring and contracting and in university admissions.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.