Harvard Asian Student Protest
Demonstrators against Harvard University's admission process hold signs and American flags while gathering during a protest at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

William Jacobson: Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at Harvard University

Abortion has been the leading topic for the US Supreme Court, but another that is taking precedent for next term is affirmative action.

Specifically SCOTUS will look at lawsuits regarding Asian students claiming “illegal racial discrimination at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina which diminished admission of students of Asian ethnicity.” 

As early as 2015, Harvard University has been accused of setting quotas and higher standards for Asian-American student applicants. The court will have to decide whether race-conscious admissions programs are lawful or not.

William Jacobson, with Legal Insurrection, joined Tony Thursday to discuss how the Legal Insurrection Foundation has filed a Supreme Court Brief in support of the Asian students challenging race-based affirmative action.

Read Jacobson’s breakdown about the lawsuits here.


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