IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
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BARBARA GRUTTER

for herself and all others
similarly situated,

             Plaintiff,

      v.

LEE BOLLINGER, JEFFREY LEHMAN,
DENNIS SHEILDS, REGENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,
AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
LAW SCHOOL

             Defendants.
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) Civil Action No. 97-75928
) BERNARD A. FRIEDMAN
) MAGISTRATE JUDGE MORGAN
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RESPONSE OF DEFENDANTS REGENTS OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ET AL. TO
MOTION TO INTERVENE

This case challenges the right of the University of Michigan Law School to use race as part of a broad array of qualifications and characteristics in making admissions decisions. The defendants will vigorously defend this case. The Proposed Defendant-Intervenors have a substantial interest in the subject matter of this litigation and defendants do not oppose the Motion to Intervene. However, defendants recognize that the participation of intervenors in this matter and in Gratz v. Bollinger, which is a subject of a motion pending before Judge Duggan, could significantly complicate discovery and possibly other aspects of these cases.

Dated:   April 23, 1998

Respectfully submitted,

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John Payton
Jane Sherburne
WILMER, CUTLER & PICKERING
2445 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 663-6000

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Leonard M. Niehoff      P36695
BUTZEL LONG
350 South Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(313) 213-3625




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