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Admission policies: Asian-Americans get US support in Harvard suit

The Justice Department filed a 37-page brief Thursday, saying Harvard has violated the law by using a subjective personal rating system

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The US government backed a lawsuit challenging Harvard University’s admissions processes as biased against Asian-Americans, as the case attacking affirmative action in higher education moves closer to a trial.

The Justice Department filed a 37-page brief Thursday, saying Harvard has violated the law by using a subjective personal rating system. The US also said the college has failed to demonstrate that its use of race as a factor in admissions decisions is narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest.

“Harvard acknowledges that it voluntarily uses race as a factor in deciding whether to offer certain young adults admission to, and the substantial

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First Published: Aug 31 2018 | 2:38 AM IST

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