WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is defending Michigan's constitutional amendment requiring equal treatment in public college and university admissions before the U.S. Supreme Court. He will preview the case in a National Press Club Newsmaker on Monday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m., Zenger Room, National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
On July 1, 2011, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit declared Michigan's constitutional ban on racial preferences in public education unconstitutional on the grounds it allegedly violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Section 26 of the Michigan Constitution prohibits race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions, public employment and public contracting.
Attorney General Schuette will be joined by Jennifer Gratz. Gratz is the original plaintiff in the precedent-setting Michigan affirmative action case Gratz v. Bollinger regarding the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions policy. She is the founder of the XIV Foundation (named for the 14th Amendment).
CONTACT:Patti Giglio, NPC Newsmakers Committee/Host, 202-903-7869,firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE National Press Club