- In November, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, also known as Proposal 2, a 2006 constitutional amendment approved by voters that banned the use of race, gender and ethnicity in college admissions.
- Michigan's State Attorney General Bill Schuette, who supports the proposal, wants the Supreme Court to review the ruling, calling the 8-7 decision "exceedingly odd" in his filing and adding that its "intent was to end discrimination."
- The group that filed the original lawsuit, BAMN (the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary), supports Schuette's request and filed its own brief Monday, hoping that the ruling, if upheld, would strike down similar bans in California, Arizona, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Washington.
From the article:
DETROIT, MI -- State Attorney General Bill Schuette and Detroit activist group BAMN are on opposite sides of the affirmative action debate, but they agree on one thing. They both want the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue. ...