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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to affirmative action

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen January 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court released orders, including agreeing to hear a case related to race-based affirmative action in college admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Washington — The Supreme Court will consider a pair of cases involving the use of race in admissions processes at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina, it said Monday.

With their decision to take up the bids brought by students who applied to the schools, members of the organization Students for Fair Admissions, the justices will reconsider the issue of affirmative action.

It’s unclear when the court will hear arguments in the legal fights, but the cases join other politically charged court battles over abortion and the Second Amendment that are currently under consideration by the justices.

This is a developing story.

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