Proposition 209

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.

03/17/2014

Captol

Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action Push

A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.

03/17/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Push To Bring Back Affirmative Action At UC, CSU Faces Backlash

The push to bring back affirmative action at California’s public universities is hanging by a thread. Several state lawmakers who previously supported the bill have now reversed course, amid a backlash among the Asian-American community.

03/14/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Case May Affect Prop. 209, Bring Back Affirmative Action

A civil rights lawyer who challenged a ban on affirmative action in public university admissions in Michigan said Monday that a future U.S. Supreme Court ruling in that case could “reopen the door” to a resumption of limited affirmative action in California.

03/25/2013

university of california, berkeley

UC Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Texas Affirmative Action Policy

The University of California is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to make Texas suffer the same lack of diversity that it argues has plagued UC ever since the passage of Proposition 209.

08/14/2012

UC Berkeley

Group Seeking More Minority Students At UC Berkeley Leave Building

About 20 people who were occupying a University of California at Berkeley building Friday to protest what organizers say is a lack of minority students enrolled at the university left of their own accord.

04/06/2012

UC Berkeley

SF Federal Court Upholds California Affirmative Action Ban

A federal appeals court has upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.

04/02/2012

UC Berkeley

SF Appeals Court Hears Challenge To UC Affirmative Action Ban

Lawyers for 46 minority students and a civil rights group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday to allow them to go forward with their challenge to a voter-approved ban on affirmative action in University of California admissions.

02/13/2012

(CBS)

Federal Judge Upholds California Affirmative Action Ban

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions.

CBS San Francisco–12/08/2010

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