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Trial Date Set for Harvard Discrimination Case

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The judge hearing the lawsuit charging Harvard with discriminating against Asian Americans says the case will move forward.

Those suing the university had argued their case was so strong the judge should make a ruling without a trial.

Instead District Judge Allison Burroughs on Tuesday set a tentative trial date for October, reported CNN

Burroughs also ruled that she would decide what court documents would be made public. Harvard has said the documents need to remain private to protect the privacy of applicants.

According to Reuters, the judge warned both sides they should limit the number of filings redacted.

“The presumption is the information is openly available,” Borroughs was quoted by Reuters as saying. “You don’t need to put the recipe Coke into a motion, but you can allude to the fact that there is a recipe for Coke.”

Harvard is being accused of capping the number of Asian American admits.

The lawsuit was filed by Edward Blum of Students for Fair Admission, a conservative group that has challenged many affirmative action programs.

They are backed by a number of mostly Chinese immigrant groups and opposed by most Asian American civil rights groups.
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