In 2006, the people of Michigan passed a resolution that entrance to college in the state would be based on merit, not Affirmative Action.
Of course, liberals took that to court, and as per the norm, the court sided with liberalism:
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today declared unconstitutional Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in university admissions approved by voters in a 2006 ballot initiative.
The majority opinion in a divided court said the state ban on affirmative action violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by making it more difficult for a minority student to get a university to adopt a race-conscious admissions policy than it is for a white student to get a university to adopt an admissions policy that considers family alumni connections.
The 2006 ballot initiative banned affirmative action in university admissions and government contracting and hiring. Lawyers said today’s opinion struck down only what they described as the most significant piece, dealing with university admissions.