Plaintiff In Michigan Affirmative Action Case Holds News Conference In DC


Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette speaks at a press conference... News PhotoActivity,Attorney General,Bill Schuette,CEO,Constitution,Courthouse,Crime,Day,Education,Forbidden,Giving,High Section,High Up,Horizontal,International Landmark,Jennifer Gratz,Justice - Concept,Law,Michigan,Motion,Opportunity,Press Conference,Student,Talking,US Supreme Court Building,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) speaks at a press conference with Jennifer Gratz, CEO of XIV Foundation, the day before going before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of 'Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action,' on October 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. 'Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action' centers around affirmative action in higher education and whether or not a state has the constitutional right to ban college admissions from giving 'preferential treatment' to potential students based on race during the admissions process. In 2006, the Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger stating that states have the right to consider race in the admissions process as part of an 'individualized, holistic review of each applicant's file' - whether or not the state's right to consider race is an obligation is what is at stake. In 2006 the voters of Michigan passed an amendment by 58% banning racial considerations in a college admissions process, which the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action is now fighting. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)