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The U.S. Supreme Court will hand down decisions in closely watched cases on affirmative action in higher education and companies' ability to deny services to LGBTQ customers, plus trial is finally set to begin in a long-running sex bias class action against Goldman Sachs. Here, Law360 examines the battles that discrimination attorneys should have on their radar in the new year.
Monday's marathon Supreme Court hearings on the fate of affirmative action touched on fundamental questions ranging from what it means to be an American, to more Supreme Court-focused concerns like potential implications for hiring clerks and the dearth of female high court advocates. Here, Law360 recaps the key moments from the most closely watched cases of the term.
A handful of words in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision could give the current high court an avenue to end the use of race in college admissions, experts told Law360 as they pointed to the justices' interest in affirmative action's purported sunset day.
The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices expressed doubt Monday that race should continue to be a factor in college admissions, hinting that they may overturn a decades-old precedent and steer schools toward "race-neutral" alternatives.
When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in two high-profile cases that could end affirmative action in the college admissions process, the justices will hear from the U.S. solicitor general, a WilmerHale legend, two of Justice Clarence Thomas' former law clerks — and a former air traffic controller.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a suit against Harvard University that could undo affirmative action in higher education and amid a yearslong track record of reversing First Circuit rulings that experts say highlights a stark partisan divide.
The reversal of constitutional abortion protections last term has court watchers wondering: Is affirmative action next? But the lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina are far from the only blockbusters on the docket in what is likely to be another landslide term for conservatives. Here, Law360 breaks down five cases to watch.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it would allow the Biden administration to participate in oral arguments in a landmark affirmative action case involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.
The Biden administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina in their landmark affirmative action cases, arguing in a Monday brief that diversity is crucial to the military and federal agencies.
A slew of California-based bar and lawyers associations, civil rights organizations and community foundations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina in a landmark affirmative action case, citing California's attempt at doing away with race-conscious admissions at state institutions in 1996.