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Group sues West Point, seeking to ban affirmative action in admissions

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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Students For Fair Admissions, the conservative group that earlier this year won a U.S. Supreme Court ban on affirmative action programs in higher education, is now suing the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The suit is aimed a eliminating all racial considerations in the service academy's admission program.

Last June, in its landmark opinion banning affirmative action in colleges and universities, the Supreme Court explicitly declined to extend its ban on affirmative action to the service academies, at least for now. The court said that the "special considerations" raised...

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