U.S. Supreme Court hearing April 1 in affirmative action cases
ANN ARBOR, Mich.The U.S. Supreme Court
will hear oral arguments on April 1 about the constitutionality
of the University of Michigan's use of affirmative action in admissions
to its Law School and its undergraduate college. U-M won lower court
victories upholding its policies. Those lower court rulings are
now under review by the Supreme Court.
The Court will hear arguments in the Law School
case, which is called Grutter v. Bollinger, at 10 a.m., and on the
undergraduate case, which is called Gratz v. Bollinger, at 11 a.m.
A limited number of tickets are made available to the public. There
is no radio or television coverage permitted.
The Supreme Court has no fixed deadline for its
decisions, but normally they are issued before the end of the current
term, which this year concludes July 1, 2003.
An exhaustive facts page about the lawsuits is
available at www.umich.edu/~urel/admissions/
Contact: Julie Peterson
Phone: (734) 936-5190 (o)
(734) 395-2056 (cell)