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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College
Citation:308 F.R.D. 39 (D. Mass.), aff'd, 807 F.3d 472 (1st Cir. 2015)
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Students for Fair Admissions (Plaintiff) sued Harvard (Defendant), alleging that it employs racially and ethnically discriminatory admissions policies and procedures. A group of minority high-school and college students (Intervenors) filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit in defense of Harvard’s admissions policy. The students sought to argue that Harvard should retain the right to consider race in its admissions decisions to the full extent allowed by law. The motion to intervene is now before the court.
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