Mich. attorney general has mixed opinions on states rights
Attorney General Bill Schuette is in favor of states’ rights when it comes to banning affirmative action but not when it comes to legalizing medical marijuana.
Christine at Blogging for Michigan points out the discrepancy.
Back in June Schuette filed a brief in support the City of Livonia which is trying to ban medical marijuana use and sales on the grounds that it violates federal law. Schuette argues that the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act is preempted by federal law.
Michigan law trumps federal law for Schuette, however, when it comes to affirmative action.
Last month when the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Michigan’s constitutional amendment that bans consideration of race, gender and ethnicity in college admissions and government hiring because it treats minorities unfairly, Schuette promised to defend the law.
Christine calls this “the ongoing hypocrisy of Bill Schuette.”