Awaiting Gratz and Grutter

The Minneapolis Star Tribune carries an article on the pending decisions in the Gratz and Grutter cases that are expected today: “Colleges poised to rethink race policies as ruling looms.” The article is not a good one. It quotes several commenters to the effect that nothing “works” like “affirmative action” — you know, there really is no substitute for racial discrimination when race is what you care about most — but at least the photo accompanying the article is a good one.
The photo depicts our friends who have brought the cases to this day, the outstanding attorneys Larry Purdy, David Herr, and Kirk Kolbo. Kirk has lived with these cases for nearly six years and argued both the Gratz and the Grutter cases on behalf of the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court this past April. They are partners with the Minneapolis law firm Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand.
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The Star Tribune caption is: “Larry Purdy, David Herr and Kirk Kolbo are local attorneys who have worked pro bono on two suits by three white applicants rejected by the University of Michigan and its law school.”

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