Harvard Discrimination Lawsuit To Go To Court

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The students who brought suit against Harvard, alleging discrimination, will have their day in court but allegedly are not looking forward to it. “U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled Friday that the admissions lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants must go to trial in October, thwarting once and for all months-long campaigns waged by the University and plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions to convince her to decide the matter without a courtroom fight,” Delano R. Franklin and Samuel W. Zwickel report in The Harvard Crimson. “Both Harvard and SFFA, an anti-affirmative action advocacy group, spent much of the summer arguing she should resolve the suit by summary judgment — that is, sans a trial.”

“In a Friday court order, Burroughs disappointed both parties, determining that the suit will go to trial as scheduled at a federal courthouse in Boston on Oct. 15.”