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 The Wolverine Bar Association hosted a membership meeting which focused on “Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban and the Challenges to be Heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.”  

The discussion was conducted Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Detroit offices of Bodman PLC on the 6th Floor of Ford Field.  

Among the guest panelists were Ericka Jackson (fourth from left), asst. dean of admissions at Wayne State University Law School; U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Helene White (sixth from left), Sixth Circuit; and Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler (fifth from right), Wayne State University Law School.  Welcoming the guests were (left to right) Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Craig Strong, Ronda Tate and Naomi Oglesby of Lewis & Munday PC; Alex Simpson of Bodman PLC; Randal Brown of Plunkett Cooney; Jerome Crawford of Dickinson Wright PLLC; Chantez Pattman Knowles of Consumers Energy Company; Wayne County Circuit Court Referee David Perkins; and Jehan Crump-Gibson of C&G Solutions PLC.  

The U.S. Supreme Court recently scheduled oral arguments in the matter of Schuette vs. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action for October 15, 2013.  

This case involves a challenge to Michigan’s Proposal 2 which amended the state constitution to bar affirmative action at public universities. 

(Photo by John Meiu)

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