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California Bar Still Can Withhold Exam Takers’ Racial Data

Aug. 27, 2018, 5:02 PM

A professor’s bid to obtain data on the races and scores of those who take and pass the California bar will remain unfulfilled, a state appeals court ruled.

The ruling is the latest in a decade-long fight between University of California Los Angeles professor Richard Sander and the state bar. Sander and the First Amendment Coalition seek individually unidentifiable California bar exam data to study the effects that race-based preferential admission programs have on higher education and the programs’ intended beneficiaries. The National Association of Scholars, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other groups joined in support of access to records ...

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