Ketanji Brown Jackson to recuse himself from Harvard Race case

Supreme Court nominee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said Wednesday she would recuse herself from an upcoming case alleging racial discrimination against Harvard University for affirmative action if upheld by the Senate.

Judge Jackson confirmed she would recuse herself under questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, the candidate is also a member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers, a governing body.

As Breitbart News reported, Harvard is being sued by an organization called Students for Fair Admissions, which claims the university’s affirmative action admissions policy discriminates against Asian applicants to benefit others. candidates.

In 2018, evidence adduced at trial suggested that Harvard used various measures to secure the admission of more black and Latino applicants. As Breitbart News reported:

According to internal Harvard documents presented at the trial, the university would only send an invitation to Asian students if they scored higher than their white counterparts.

The documents specified the score that would be required before a student would be invited to apply. Harvard would send an invitation to apply to any white student with a PSAT score of 1310 or higher. They would send out an invite to any Asian woman who scores 1350 or higher. And they would only send an invitation to Asian men with a score of 1380 or more.

As the New York Times noted, Harvard also rated Asian American applicants lower on a measure of “personality.”

The case, Students for Fair Admission vs. Harvard College President and Scholarsn° 20-1199, made its way through the courts and the Supreme Court agreed in January to hear it.

There were also questions about whether Judge Jackson could fairly rule the case, given that she was specifically singled out by President Joe Biden because of her race and gender.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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