Harvard's Daunting High Court Task: 'Get To 5 Votes'

By Chris Villani (January 24, 2022, 8:13 PM EST) -- Harvard University faces a difficult battle as it prepares to defend its race-conscious admissions policy to the U.S. Supreme Court, and experts say the school will need to lean on precedent and try to stake out a middle ground to appease the court's conservative supermajority.

Harvard will need to win over at least two of the six Republican-appointed justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to protect its race-conscious admissions policy. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) The high court said Monday that it would hear the appeal by Students For Fair Admissions, which is challenging the use of...

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