Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 Pledges to Recuse Herself from Harvard Affirmative Action Case
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 on Wednesday said she would recuse herself from a case challenging affirmative action at Harvard if she is confirmed to the bench before the court takes it up this fall.
Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 Set to Face Questions About Harvard Governance Role in Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
The confirmation hearings of Ketanji Brown Jackson '92 start today. Experts say she’ll be pressed on her ties to Harvard and her work as a public defender
The Supreme Court is Set to Hear a Challenge to Affirmative Action at Harvard. Here’s What Every Justice Has Said on the Issue.
With the retirement of one of its justices on the horizon, the Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in higher education.
Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92, Biden’s Historic SCOTUS Pick, Would be 18th Harvard Law Graduate to Serve on Court
If confirmed, Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 would be the 11th Harvard College graduate and the 18th Harvard Law School graduate to sit on the Supreme Court, which currently includes four HLS alums. She would be the eighth justice to attend both the College and HLS.
Congressional Bill Seeks to End Legacy Preferences in College Admissions
United States Senator Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.) and U.S. Representative Jamaal A. Bowman (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week that would ban consideration of legacy status in higher education admissions.
Potential SCOTUS Nominee, on Harvard Board of Overseers, Could Face Conflict of Interest Questions in Affirmative Action Case
Potential Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson '92, who serves on the Harvard Board of Overseers, could face questions over a potential conflict of interest in the lawsuit against Harvard seeking to strike down affirmative action in American higher education.
‘Hurt and Disappointed’: Student Leaders Decry Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Affirmative Action Case
Student leaders of Harvard cultural groups expressed disappointment — and cautious optimism — following the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to hear a set of lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions practices.
SCOTUS Takes Up Admissions Case
Pictured from left, SFFA founder Edward J. Blum; Harvard attorneys Seth P. Waxman ’73 and William F. Lee ’72; and SFFA attorneys William S. Consovoy, Adam K. Mortara, and John M. Hughes.
‘Bad News for Harvard’: Future of Affirmative Action in Doubt as Conservative Court Takes Up Admissions Cases
After the Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up a lawsuit against race-conscious admissions processes at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, legal experts say the case could spell the end of affirmative action in higher education.
Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Affirmative Action at Harvard, UNC
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a pair of lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions processes at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, setting the stage for a high-stakes decision that could determine the future of affirmative action in higher education.
Ten Stories That Shaped 2021
At Harvard, 2021 was a year marked by change. The school’s long-awaited return to in-person operations injected new life into a campus that had been left dormant for over a year by Covid-19. And in an unexpected shift, the University announced its intention to divest its endowment from fossil fuels after a decade of public pressure. Separately, faculty controversies — including a federal conviction and a high-profile departure — ignited debates that rippled across academia. Below, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped the last year at Harvard.
Biden Administration Backs Harvard in Admissions Lawsuit
The Biden administration backed Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process in a brief filed to the Supreme Court Wednesday, recommending that the Court reject an appeal challenging the use of affirmative action in the school’s admissions process.
SFFA Petitions Supreme Court to Hear Harvard and UNC Cases Together
Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing Harvard and UNC over their race-conscious admissions, asked the Supreme Court to hear both cases together.
Harvard Sues Insurer to Recoup Legal Fees After Admissions Lawsuit Exceeds $25 Million
After racking up more than $25 million in legal fees defending its admissions practices against anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, Harvard filed suit against its excess insurance company Friday for allegedly refusing to cover legal fees in the ongoing SFFA case.
Supreme Court Delays Decision on Reviewing Harvard Admissions Lawsuit
The Supreme Court on Monday requested input from the Biden administration on Students for Fair Admissions’s lawsuit against Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies, likely extending the long-running legal battle for at least several more months.