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Schuette to Appeal MCRI Ruling
John Sellek or Joy Yearout 517-373-8060Agency:
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
"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."
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.