State attorneys general push American Bar Association to end race-based advocacy

A coalition of 21 state attorneys general is demanding that the American Bar Association end its advocacy for race-based accreditation.

Led by Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti, a Republican, the GOP attorneys general noted in a letter to the ABA, the organization that serves as the accrediting body for U.S. law schools, that a current rule requires law schools to consider race in admissions and employment. The attorneys general are demanding the ABA align with the Supreme Court’s ruling ending affirmative action and race-based admissions practices at schools.

“The rule of law cannot long survive if the organization that accredits legal education requires every American law school to ignore the Constitution and civil rights law,” Skrmetti said in a press release. “The American Bar Association has long pursued the high calling of promoting respect for the law and
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