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White House Weighs In on Michigan Affirmative Action Case

The Bush administration prepares to file a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of three white students who have challenged the University of Michigan's admissions programs. The students allege the university uses a quota system that unfairly benefits minority applicants. Hear NPR's Don Gonyea and U-M Law School Dean Jeffrey Lehman.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.

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