Thursday, July 28, 2011

Schuette to appeal affirmative action ruling, calling it "nutty"

detroit news
Last Updated: July 28. 2011 2:22PM

Mike Wilkinson/ The Detroit News
Detroit— Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out Thursday at the U.S. appeals court that overturned the state's 2006 law banning the use of race and gender preferences, calling its decision "nutty" and saying that he will file an appeal Friday morning.

In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled July 1 against the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which prohibited using race and gender in college admissions and government hiring and contracting.

Schuette said his office will ask the entire U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider a rehearing of the case. If it does, a panel of 15 judges will hear the entire case again, he said. Meanwhile, the law remains in effect. It could take until early next year to resolve the matter before the appellate court, he said.

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