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Justice Department drops Yale admissions discrimination suit

Yale Discrimination
Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 16:24:25-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Yale University that alleged the Ivy League school was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants.

According to The Associated Press, the justice department dropped the suit “in light of all available facts, circumstances, and legal developments."

The department's move is another reversal of Trump-era policy as the Biden administration works to change positions on several cases, according to CNN.

The Biden administration has also asked the Supreme Court to pause cases that have to do with the US-Mexico border wall, CNN reported.

The suit from October argued that Yale violated civil rights laws because it "discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year."

Yale says its practices comply with Supreme Court precedent and that it considers a multitude of factors and looks at "the whole person" when deciding which students to admit.