Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, together with Dr. John C. Eastman, Director of The Claremont Institute's Center for Constitution Jurisprudence filed an amicus curiae brief on January 16 urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Michigan's race-based admissions programs as contrary to the fundamental equality principle articulated originally in the Declaration of Independence and subsequently codified in the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.Â
Rejecting Michigan's claim that it had a compelling interest in "diversity," Eastman and Meese note that such a claim would not only put us on the path toward perpetual race-balancing, but would actually permit, perhaps even require, the government to ban historically black colleges.
- Claremont Institute Amicus Brief on the Merits (pdf)
- Claremont Institute Amicus Brief in support of the Petition for Certiorari
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