Contributors

Eli Savit

Attorney and Adjunct Professor

University of Michigan Law School

Eli Savit is an attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School. His areas of expertise include appellate and Supreme Court litigation; civil rights; education law; environmental law; and state and municipal impact litigation.

Since 2016, Savit has served as senior advisor and counsel to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. As senior advisor, Savit maintains a policy portfolio encompassing consumer protection, education, environmental justice, and public safety. As counsel, Savit advises the mayor on legal issues concerning the City and the mayor's administration. Working with the city's Law Department, Savit also spearheads special litigation projects on behalf of the City of Detroit.

Prior to his appointment by Mayor Duggan, Savit served as a law clerk on the United States Supreme Court for Justices Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  He also clerked for the Hon. David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for the Hon. Carlos T. Bea on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, Savit previously practiced with two major national law firms, focusing on appellate and Supreme Court litigation.

Savit is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (2010), and Kalamazoo College (2005).  His views on this site are his own, and do not reflect the positions of the City of Detroit or its Mayor.

READ OFFICIAL BIO

Subscribe For Updates

Disparate Impact and the Administrative Procedure Act

5/10/18  //  Commentary

The Supreme Court has held that there's no private right of action to enforce Title VI. But the civil rights laws can still form the basis of a challenge to a waiver allowing states to impose work requirements.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Eli Savit

University of Michigan Law School

There’s No Justification for Michigan’s Discriminatory Work Requirements

5/9/18  //  Uncategorized

Low-income residents in Michigan’s cities are significantly less able to travel for work than people in rural communities. But Michigan legislators wants to exempt only the latter from their new work requirements. That's both immoral and illegal.

Eli Savit

University of Michigan Law School

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Michigan’s Discriminatory Work Requirements

5/8/18  //  Uncategorized

Michigan legislators want to exempt rural residents from Medicaid work requirements, but not extend the same accommodation to people who live in cities. The racial disparities are obvious—and unlawful.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Eli Savit

University of Michigan Law School

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Scott Pruitt?

4/13/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Can Scott Pruitt be stopped in court?

Eli Savit

University of Michigan Law School

A New Threat to Punish Sanctuary City Officials

1/24/18  //  Commentary

Once again, the Trump Administration is baselessly threatening its political opponents with criminal charges.

Eli Savit

University of Michigan Law School

Trump's Dangerous Call to Open Criminal Investigations into Democrats

10/30/17  //  Quick Reactions

As a nation, we now find ourselves in uncharted territory.

Eli Savit

University of Michigan Law School