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Judge Determines Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Is Constitutional

CU123CU123 3688 replies75 threads Senior Member
edited October 2019 in Harvard University
Federal judge rules for Harvard on all counts, finds that university doesn’t intentionally discriminate based on race in admissions

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Harvard-Lawsuit-Bias-Against-Asian-Americans-Dismissed-561896091.html
edited October 2019
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  • hebegebehebegebe 2821 replies39 threads Senior Member
    I think that both sides were basically waiting for this decision, knowing that one side was going to appeal. It will end up at the Supreme Court.
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  • CU123CU123 3688 replies75 threads Senior Member
    Probably but they just may let this stand.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35301 replies399 threads Senior Member
    edited October 2019
    YES!!!
    Thanks for posting.

    Before anyone jumps me, it's very difficult to gel holistic admissions practices into a set of metrics. And then dismiss them. Many student do a fine job with their apps, but can shine less in some respects. I've commented many times that it's hierarchcial thinking that tries to put everthing into a better or best scheme, based on "obvious" numbers, vis a vis actual applicants. This is holistic. Every bit matters.


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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 40420 replies2208 threads Super Moderator
    MODERATOR'S NOTE: Closing thread since race in admissions may be discussed only in the race thread in the College Admissions forum. The article may be linked in that thread.
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  • ItazelItazel 33 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited October 2019
    Breaking news...

    "A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University's admissions policies do not discriminate against Asian American applicants."

    Link:
    https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/10/01/federal-judge-finds-harvards-policies-do-not-discriminate-against
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  • ItazelItazel 33 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited October 2019
    "An appeal is expected, likely eventually to the Supreme Court, which, with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, lacks a majority of justices with a record of supporting the right of colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions. Meanwhile, another lawsuit challenging affirmative action is getting started -- this one against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."
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  • jzducoljzducol 795 replies15 threads Member
    edited October 2019
    Its almost a certainty that the case will eventually reach the SCOTUS. The next round is at circuit court which could take another two years if they hear the case. Then the losing party will appeal to the supreme court. We merely witnessed the first round of the three rounds.

    Though the current makeup of SCOTUS is 5 to 4, Roberts could end up recusing himself if the case gets there in two years because his daughter is Harvard '22. Like Clarence Thomas who had to recuse himself in VMI case due to his son's enrollment there at the time, Roberts may have to do the same, which will produce another 4 vs 4 unresolved outcome.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 35301 replies399 threads Senior Member
    The only "certainty" is that Blum is entrenched in his position. Many reasons why SCOTUS might refuse to hear the case. Including some of the finer points of precedent that apply.
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