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Supreme court may add affirmative action to agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) – With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue – whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.

The justices could say as soon as today whether they will hear an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants.

It’s a case that could have nationwide repercussions. The case would not be argued until the fall or winter.

The presence of three appointees of former President Donald Trump could prompt the court to take up the case, even though it’s only been five years since its last decision in a case about affirmative action in higher education.


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