Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions

    Boston, Nov 12 (AP) A federal appeals in court upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants.
    A two-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston rejected claims from an anti-affirmative action group that accuses the Ivy League university of imposing a “racial penalty” on Asian Americans.
    The decision delivers a blow to the group, Students for Fair Admissions, and moves the case a step closer to a possible review by the Supreme Court.
    The group's 2014 lawsuit alleges that Harvard's admissions officers use a subjective “personal rating” to discriminate against Asian Americans who apply to the school.     Harvard denies any discrimination. (AP)

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