High Court Flooded with Filings Supporting Affirmative Action

Hundreds of groups and individuals file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the University of Michigan, whose admissions policies are being challenged by three white students. Several former military leaders sign an appeal to preserve affirmative action, saying it is needed for a diverse officer corps. Hear retired Lt. Gen. Julius Becton and NPR's Nina Totenberg.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.