Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Jan.
18 that he has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Angelo Binno v.
the American Bar Association (ABA). Binno, who is legally blind, is suing the
ABA for its refusal to exempt blind people from the logic games section of the
“Our country prides itself on offering equal opportunities to
our citizens,” Schuette said. “The ABA is currently inhibiting
blind and visually impaired individuals from getting a legal education simply
because they cannot see. Mr. Binno is not letting the fact that he is blind
hold him back and it is not right for the ABA to do so.”
games section of the LSATs include spatial reasoning tests and typically
require diagramming. The ABA does not allow waivers for blind and visually
impaired students. Binno, who graduated from Wayne State University, speaks
three languages and has held high level security clearance at the Department of
Homeland Security. He filed the lawsuit after being rejected from law schools
for poor LSAT scores. The low scores are allegedly because of the logic games
portion of the test.
like many other visually impaired individuals is highly qualified for law school
as his previous education and employment showcases,” Schuette said. “I filed
this brief to help ensure that Angelo and any other visually impaired
individuals in the future have a fair playing field to pursue their educational