State Board Deadlocks on Affirmative Action Question

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A state elections board has deadlocked on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban some affirmative action programs in Michigan.
Supporters of the proposal said they will go to court to advance
their quest to get their issue on the November 2006 ballot.
The Board of State Canvassers, splitting along party lines,
could not agree to endorse or reject signatures gathered by the
Michigan Civil Rights Initiative during a Tuesday meeting.
M-C-R-I leaders say they'll ask state courts to certify the
signatures.
Opponents say the group committed fraud while gathering
signatures and wants a full investigation.
The proposal would prohibit the use of race and gender
preferences in university admissions and government hiring.


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