University of Michigan Prepares to Fight Ban

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Voters passed the affirmative action ban on Election Day, but that won't stop the University of Michigan from battling the new law in court, an option university President Sue Coleman announced yesterday she is strongly considering. Her first priority, the Daily Michigan says: to prevent the initiative from taking effect this year, so that all Michigan applicants can be considered under the same criteria. And the next: to make sure that Michigan does not mimic the experience of the University of California-Berkeley, where a similar ban, passed 10 years ago, has diminished some minority enrollment.