|Birthname||Edward Jay Blum|
|born on||9 January 1952 at 14:28 (= 2:28 PM )|
|Place||Benton Harbor, Michigan, 42n07, 86w27|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°30' 22°30 Asc. 06°26'|
American politically conservative legal strategist known for his activism against laws involving race and ethnicity. Blum is not an attorney. He connects potential plaintiffs with attorneys who are willing to represent them in "test cases" which he tries to use to set legal precedents. He is the director and sole member of the Project on Fair Representation, which he founded in 2005. According to its website, the Project focuses specifically on voting rights, education, government contracting, and employment. Since the 1990s, Blum has been heavily involved in bringing six cases to the United States Supreme Court, and the Court has partially or fully ruled in his favor in four of those cases. He is a key figure in the 2015 Federal complaints against Harvard University's alleged discriminatory admission practices.
Blum holds a fellowship at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). His areas of research at AEI include civil rights policy, affirmative action, multiculturalism, and redistricting. He has also written the book, The Unintended Consequences of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (2007).
Sy Scholfield quotes birth notices, The Herald-Press (Saint Joseph, Michigan), 10 January 1952, page 2; The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan), 10 January 1952, page 5, born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blum at Mercy Hospital.
A Dec 2012 article states "Blum, a little-known 60-year-old former stockbroker ... was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., and moved around as a child. His father, Joseph, was a salesman, mainly of shoes" .
- Vocation : Education : Researcher
- Vocation : Law : Legal system employee
- Vocation : Law : Other Law (Litigant)
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction