High Court May End Up Passing On Harvard Admissions Case

By Chris Villani (November 21, 2018, 3:57 PM EST) -- As Students for Fair Admissions and Harvard University await a verdict on whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants following a headline-grabbing trial, some constitutional law experts are not convinced the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately decide this case after upholding the University of Texas' race-conscious admissions policy in 2016.

The bench trial claiming Harvard unfairly caps the number of Asian-Americans admitted each year concluded last month after three weeks of testimony in the Boston federal courthouse. A decision from U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs is still many months — and likely more post-trial briefs and arguments — away,...

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