Schuette to Appeal MCRI Ruling

Contact: John Sellek or Joy Yearout 517-373-8060
Agency: Attorney General

 

LANSING- Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he will appeal a 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that overturned Article I, Section 26 of the Michigan Constitution, otherwise known as the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI). 

         "MCRI embodies the fundamental premise of what America is all about: equal opportunity under the law," said Schuette.  "Entrance to our great universities must be based upon merit, and I will continue the fight for equality, fairness and rule of law."  

Schuette will appeal the ruling through a formal request for rehearing en banc with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.  As a result, the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative will remain in force pending a final decision.

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