Harvard Faces Another Lawsuit

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A Texas-based group alleges the venerable Harvard Law Review discriminates. “As Harvard prepares to face a high-stakes trial in a lawsuit alleging its undergraduate admissions process is discriminatory, a Texas-based group has filed a similar suit against the Harvard Law Review charging the publication illegally uses ‘race and sex preferences’ to select its members,” Aidan F. Ryan writes in The Harvard Crimson. “The lawsuit —filed Saturday in the U.S. District Court in Boston by an organization called Faculty, Alumni, and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences —also claims that the Law Review illicitly relies on race and sex preference when choosing articles.”

“If true, these allegations would mean that the Law Review falls in violation of federal statutes Title VI and Title IX. The Law Review, a prestigious legal journal that counts President Barack Obama as its former leader, did not respond to a request for comment Monday.”

Universities haven’t been winning a lot of lawsuits lately, but then Harvard is not a university that usually finds itself in court.