Affirmative Action Lawsuit

February 13, 2012 - 5:05 PM
George Washington, an attorney with the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, addresses the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. More than 15 years after California banned affirmative action, a federal appeals court on Monday heard a legal challenge to the ban on considering race in public college admissions. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences in public education, employment and contracting. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)