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Supreme Court must
decide whether to hear
Law School case

LAWSUIT
Continued from Page 1.
6th Circuit decides the undergradu-
ate admissions policy is unconstitu-
tional.
"It would depend entirely on what
particular facet of the policy the
court objected to," he said.
But he did not rule out the possi-
bility of a Supreme Court review of
the undergraduate policy.
"The court has a lot of options in
terms of what questions it address-
es," he said.
"It could choose to talk about what
is involved in that standard for a pro-
gram to be particularly tailored."
Though legal analysts stress that
it is impossible to determine the
eventual outcome of the lawsuits
against the University's admissions
policies, they said there are several
paths each could take.
"It's hard to predict," University
General Counsel Marvin Krislov
said. "The Supreme Court does not
have to take any particular case.
It only takes the cases that are
presented to it, and it can take all of
them or none of them."
But most legal experts said they
believe Grutter v. Bollinger will
eventually make it to the Supreme
Court's chambers because of oppos-
ing decisions among lower courts.
Courts nationwide have ruled dif-
ferently on the constitutionality of
race-based admissions.

"The Supreme
Court does not
have to take any
particular case. It
only takes the
cases presented to
it, and it can take
all of them or none
of them."
- Marvin Krislov
University General Counsel
In Hopwood v. University of
Texas and Johnson v. University of
Georgia, the 5th and 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals, respectively,
voted against race-based admissions
policies.
However, the 9th Circuit ruled that
race can be a factor in admissions in
Smith v. University of Washington.
"You do have a split among the
circuits. This is the most common
basis for the Supreme Court granti-
ng review, so that the law will be
uniform throughout the United
States," Sedler said.
"But nothing is certain," he
added.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 4, 2002 - 5
Book exchange offers cheaper alternatives
By Carmen Johnson going towards room rental, contracts campus for 10 years and is really the exchange, said bookstores rip
For the Daily and advertiing. just about selling books to other stu- you off.
When students drop off the books, dents and students buying books at "They make a profit on the books
Student's tired of paying full price they choose their asking price, better prices," Foess said. you sell back by putting them on the
for textbooks have another alternat- which is how SBE is able to provide Although few people are aware of shelves at almost regular prices. The
ice, the Student Book Exchange. low book prices. the SBE, it has been growing prima- (Student Book) Exchange is non-
The non-profit Student Book Because students are competing rily through word of mouth, partici- profit," Grumbine said.
Exchange fall drive is in motion with other sellers they price their pants say. SBE is trying to reach students
this week, giving students another books cheaper than other students or LSA senior Stacey Maio has been via e-mail and the internet.
option for selling and buying the bookstores. using the SBE for three years LSA junior Susmita Biwas was
books. The exchange is most useful for because she receives more money prompted to drop off her books after
Students can drop off their used students taking large classes, like back for her books than through the receiving an e-mail from SBE.
books today and buy books tomor- introduction psychology or calculus bookstores. "I'm selling my books at good
row and Friday in the Michigan because more of these books are "It's a great idea. You get great prices and if they sell, I'll still get
Union Pond Room. available. LSA senior Jennifer Foess deals on books you want to sell and more back than if I had sold them
Owners receive 85 percent of the has been volunteering for several books you want to buy," Malo said. back to the bookstore," said Biwas,
asking price if their book sells if the years. Engineering junior Charlie who used the organization for the
books sell, the other 15 percent "This organization has been on Grumbine, who also volunteers at first time this year.
"e
New poll shows Miller with 16-point lead
LANSING - Republican Secretary of State Can- Twelve percent of voters were undecided. The poll after respondents were read brief candidate biogra-
dice Miller held a 16-point lead over Democratic had a margin of error of 4 percentage points. phies, Miller's advantage narrowed to 50 percent to
Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga in the Miller said the poll was encouraging, but she was 42 percent.
10th U.S. House District race in a poll released yes- not taking the race for granted. "Obviously, this is a really close race and once the
terday "These numbers are nice, but as the old cliche voters learn about the candidates, the margin narrows
Miller had 52 percent to Marlinga's 36 percent in goes, the only numbers that count are those on elec- even more," Doeren said. "We're confident that once
the poll of 400 registered voters conducted Aug. 26 tion day," she said. that differences between Carl Marlinga and Candice
through tomorrow by Lansing company EPIC-MRA. Marlinga spokeswoman Jennifer Doeren said that Miller become apparent in November, we will win."
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