Justices Defer Harvard Case on Race in College Admissions

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The Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue to its agenda the justices are already looking at abortion and the guns now they may be adding the issue of affirmative action in higher education this morning the court put off a decision on whether to hear an appeal claiming a Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants the justices want the justice department to weigh in which typically takes months five years ago the court ruled for three that colleges and universities may consider race in admissions rejecting discrimination claims from a white applicant but two members of that majority are gone and with three trump appointees in place a more conservative court may be more likely to again take up the issue Sager mag ani Washington

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