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HNBA Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding Affirmative Action

June 25, 2003

WASHINGTON /U.S. Newswire/ — The Hispanic National Bar Association applauds today’s Supreme Court decision in Grutter v. Bellinger, et al., upholding the University of Michigan Law School admission policies. The HNBA expressed its support of the University of Michigan Law School admission policies in an Amicus Curiae submitted before the highest court.

“The Court’s decision is a reaffirmation of the need for diversity in our law schools, for they serve as a foundation for the future leaders of the nation. We are proud the Supreme Court agreed with our interpretation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause and federal statutes promoting diversity through affirmative action policies”, stated Duard Bradshaw, HNBA President.

About the HNBA — The Hispanic National Bar Association is the non-profit, national association representing the interest of over 25,000 Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students in the United States. The HNBA’s mission is to improve the study, practice, and administration of justice for all Americans by ensuring the meaningful participation of Hispanic Americans in the legal profession.

Contact: Carmen M. Feliciano of the Hispanic National Bar Association, 202-223-4777 or

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