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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Another Blockbuster Season Ahead for the Supreme Court
The case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, involves a 2006 constitutional amendment approved by Michigan voters that bans affirmative action in the state. A closely-divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit struck down the ban because, it held, affirmative action is a constitutional remedy and the ban disadvantages minorities seeking access to that remedy on account of their race in violation of equal protection.
On September 25, 2013, LDF sent a letter to Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the thirteen members of the D.C.
About 2,000 petitions await Supreme Court's return
Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 2:59 p.m. EDT September 23, 2013
The annual glut of appeals that accumulates throughout the summer must be whittled down by the justices' law clerks. Only the strongest cases survive.