Harvard Urges High Court to Back 40 Years of Race in Admissions

May 17, 2021, 7:36 PM

Harvard urged the Supreme Court to reject an effort to bar colleges from using race as a factor in admissions, saying the appeal seeks to upend four decades of legal precedent.

“Having failed to make the case that Harvard’s admissions practices contravene the court’s precedents governing the use of race in admissions, SFFA asks the court to overthrow them,” Harvard College said in a brief it filed Monday, referring to Students for Fair Admissions, the group seeking the high court’s review. “But SFFA offers no legitimate justification for such an extraordinary step.”

SFFA’s request comes as the court is ...

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