According to Ms. Magazine, a federal appeals court in California upheld the state’s ban on using affirmative action in the college admission process on Monday.
Proposition 209, which was approved by citizens of California in 1996, bans universities from considering race, gender or ethnicity in the admission process.
The question of affirmative action will ultimately decided when the U.S. Supreme Court hears Fisher v. University of Texas. In this case, a white student, Abigail Fisher, claims the University of Texas at Austin denied admitting her on account of her race.
The issue is supposed to be heard before the Supreme Court in October, according to Reuters.