Michigan's three top-tier universities have won the right to continue their current admissions and financial aid policies in the current cycle.
A federal judge has signed a motion filed by the schools seeking more time to implement changes because they're already in the process of accepting new students for the fall.
A ballot measure passed last month would have required public universities to stop using race and gender in admissions starting this Saturday.
This year's cycles at Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities mostly affect students entering in 2007. Meanwhile, the NAACP and the ACLU have filed lawsuits in Detroit seeking to retain some affirmative action policies.