Michigan Attorney General Supports Former Student’s Suit Against EMU

March 14, 2011

The Detroit News reports that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has put his support behind Julea Ward, a former graduate student at Eastern Michigan University who is suing the school following her dismissal from its counseling program. The Detroit News writes that "Ward claims she was dismissed in March of 2009 after asking how to refer student clients to other advisers in the school’s counseling practicum because the client’s activities were in conflict with her Christian belief against homosexuality." Schuette has filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where Ward’s case is on appeal. A Friday press release from Schuette’s office states that "[t]he religious freedoms enshrined in our Constitution do not evaporate when you step on campus."

Schools:  Eastern Michigan University