Biden’s DOJ Urges Top Court to Spurn Harvard Admissions Case (1)

Dec. 8, 2021, 11:31 PM

The Biden administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a challenge to Harvard College’s use of race in admissions and leave in place affirmation action programs at selective universities around the country.

In a court filing Wednesday, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said a federal appeals court was right to uphold Harvard’s policy as a way to diversify its student body. An appeal by the interest group Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard violated federal civil rights law by intentionally discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

The challengers are asking the court to overrule the 2003 decision that reaffirmed the right of ...

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