Affirmative action program struck down
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The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down the University of Georgia's affirmative action policy as unconstitutional.

A three-judge panel said the policy to weigh minority applicants differently violated the Constitution's equal protection clause. The court said guaranteeing racial diversity of students was not justification for the program.

A number of affirmative action cases are in the court system and different circuits have ruled differently. The Supreme Court is expected to act to resolve them sometime in the future.

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JOHNSON v. BD. OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF GEORGIA, No 00-14340 (11th Cir. August 27, 2001)

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Court Strikes Down Georgia Admissions Policy (The Washington Post 8/28)
U. of Georgia Cannot Use Race in Admission Policy, Court Rules (The New York Times 8/28)
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