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Experts Say SCOTUS Nomination Threatens Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Ruling

President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy V. Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday may endanger Harvard’s chances of victory in the lawsuit against it by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, should the case proceed to the highest court in the land, higher education law experts say.

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Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Future of Affirmative Action in Appeal Hearing

The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals heard opening oral arguments Thursday afternoon from Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in the group’s appeal against the District Court’s November ruling that the College does not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants in its admissions process.

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DOJ Issues Discrimination Findings Against Yale Amid Harvard Admissions Investigation, Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice issued findings charging that Yale University discriminates against Asian American and white applicants, a move experts say goes hand in hand with simultaneous challenges to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process.

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Attorneys General, Major Companies Back Harvard Admissions Process on Appeal

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92, alongside attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a brief in a federal appeals court Thursday in support of Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process.

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Harvard Files Reply Brief in Admissions Case Appeal

Harvard submitted a brief in a federal appeals court Thursday reiterating its arguments that Harvard College does not discriminate against Asian American applicants, marking the latest development in years of litigation over affirmative action in the College’s admissions process.

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What to Expect Next in the Harvard Admissions Suit: Experts Weigh In

Experts say Students for Fair Admissions' case against Harvard will likely continue for the foreseeable future after the organization submitted its appellate brief.

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Justice Department Asks Court to Overturn Harvard Admissions Decision in Amicus Brief

The DOJ asked a federal appeals court to overturn the October 2019 ruling which found Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in admissions.

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Students for Fair Admissions Files Appeal Brief in Harvard Admissions Case

Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions filed its opening appellate brief in federal court Tuesday as part of a longstanding lawsuit pending against Harvard over allegations that the College discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process.

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Representatives from the Harvard Admissions Office host information sessions and tours for prospective applicants at Agassiz House.

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SFFA Sends Letter Requesting Briefing Schedule in Harvard Admissions Appeal

Anti-affirmative action advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions sent a letter to the First Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday asking for the release of a briefing schedule in the appeal of its ongoing lawsuit against Harvard.

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Admissions Verdict Favors Harvard

A federal judge ruled in October that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies do not illegally discriminate against Asian American applicants — a decision coming nearly one year after a three-week trial brought national scrutiny to affirmative action policies at Harvard and its peer universities across the country.

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Admissions Office 'Moving Ahead' on Suggestions from Trial Ruling, Fitzsimmons Says

Harvard College’s Admissions Office is “moving ahead” with the suggestions that Judge Allison D. Burroughs included in her ruling on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.

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In Wake of Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Khurana Agrees Harvard Must Become Aware of Biases

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he agrees with the verdict in the Harvard admissions lawsuit asserting that the College’s admissions processes are not perfect.

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Legacy, Athlete, and Donor Preferences Disproportionately Benefit White Applicants, per Analysis

Forty-three percent of white admits to Harvard College are athletes, legacies, children of faculty, or members of a hand selected list curated by top administrators, according to working papers by Students for Fair Admissions-hired expert witness Peter S. Arcidiacono.

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