Tue, Oct 15, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
Affirmative Action Ban Under ScrutinyDownload audio (MP3)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a challenge to a voter-approved Michigan law that bans the use of gender and race preferences in public programs. Voters passed a similar ban in California in 1996, Proposition 209, and critics blame it for lower rates of Latino, African-American, and Native-American students at public universities. We'll preview the arguments for and against overturning affirmative action bans.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for the National Law Journal; and author of "The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution"
- Margaret Russell, professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law
- Ralph Kasarda, attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation who successfully defended Proposition 209, California's ban on racial preferences