Court of Appeals rules to allow intervenors to participate

August 10, 1999

EDITORS: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today (Aug. 10) ruled to allow two groups of intervenors to participate in the defense of the lawsuits filed against undergraduate and law school admissions processes at the University of Michigan. The complete text of the decision is available at
Following is a statement issued in response to the ruling by Elizabeth Barry, U-M associate vice president and deputy general counsel: “We welcome the intervenors’ involvement in the case. Both the intervenors and the University are fighting for the same thing: the preservation of a diverse student body. This ruling puts students front and center in the cases and their point of view is very important to this debate.”