The University Record, December 3, 2001

Oral arguments begin Dec. 6

By Deborah Greene
Office of Communication

On Dec. 6, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hear oral arguments in both admissions lawsuits, Gratz v. Bollinger, et. al. (regarding undergraduate admissions in the College of LS&A) and Grutter v. Bollinger, et. al. (regarding Law School admissions). The oral arguments previously were scheduled for late October before a panel of three Sixth Circuit judges. The arguments were postponed, however, Oct. 19, when the Sixth Circuit decided to hear them “en banc” before all of the active judges of the Court, who are Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Danny J. Boggs, Eugene E. Siler Jr., Alice M. Batchelder, Martha Craig Daughtrey, Karen Nelson Moore, R. Guy Cole Jr., Eric L. Clay and Ronald Lee Gilman. The cases are being appealed following District Court decisions in December 2000 and March 2001, respectively.

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