Unpacking The Harvard Admissions Ruling And What's Next

Law360 (October 10, 2019, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Last week, Judge Allison D. Burroughs of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued her long-awaited ruling in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, concluding that Harvard’s limited use of race in its undergraduate admissions process was lawful.

The 130-page decision, which comes approximately nine months after a three-week trial, treads no new legal ground but is the first domino to fall in a coordinated campaign to challenge race-conscious admissions programs at selective institutions and perhaps have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider its precedent with respect to the permissibility of those programs....

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