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  FILE -- In a Nov. 7, 2006 file photo Jennifer Gratz, the executive director of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, is seen during a Proposal 2 watch party in East Lansing, Mich., when Michigan's ban on affirmative action passesd. Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday Nov. 15, 2012, by a deeply divided federal appeals court. (AP Photo/Free Press, Kathleen Galligan/file) NO SALES MANDATORY CREDIT