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Harvard Law Professor Asks Judge to Unseal Sidebars from Admissions Trial

A Harvard Law School professor is asking the federal judge who presided over the high-profile 2018 Harvard admissions trial to release currently-sealed transcripts of courtroom discussions from the proceedings.

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In 84th Supreme Court Appearance, Harvard Lawyer Seth P. Waxman ’73 Commands the Courtroom

Though the court appears poised to strike down affirmative action, legal experts praised Seth P. Waxman’s performance at the lectern, commending his ease and confidence before the bench.

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Judge Rejects Harvard’s Lawsuit Against its Insurer Over Legal Fees in SFFA Suit

Harvard, on the apparent edge of Supreme Court defeat, won’t be getting any help on its legal fees.

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Members of the Public Enter Supreme Court

Members of the public who waited in line to attend the arguments walk across the plaza on their way to the Courtroom.

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Seth P. Waxman ’73 at the Supreme Court

Seth P. Waxman ’73 represented Harvard in oral arguments on Monday.

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Ed Blum at the Supreme Court

Students for Fair Admissions President Edward J. Blum, right, has orchestrated eight lawsuits that have made it to the Supreme Court.

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Pro-affirmative Action Demonstrator Holding Sign

A pro-affirmative action demonstrator holds up a sign during a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Monday.

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Harvard Team Exits Supreme Court

Harvard's legal team and administrators exited the Court at 3 p.m. on Monday after nearly five hours of oral arguments.

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Seth P. Waxman ’73 Exits the Supreme Court

Former U.S. Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman ’73, who represented Harvard during oral arguments on Monday, exits the Supreme Court just after 3 p.m.

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Harvard Delegation Attends Oral Arguments

From left, former Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 exit the Supreme Court on Monday.

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Live Updates: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Harvard, UNC Affirmative Action Cases

Supreme Court oral arguments concluded just prior to 3 p.m. Monday in a pair of lawsuits seeking to strike down affirmative action in American higher education. Read our live coverage from Washington.

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Hundreds Rally in D.C. as Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Students and advocates on both sides of the affirmative action debate descended on the nation’s capital on Sunday for dueling rallies ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments in a pair of lawsuits that could end race-conscious admissions in American higher education.

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SCOTUS Preview: Affirmative Action on the Brink

With oral arguments for the Harvard admissions case set to take place in Washington, D.C., next week, the fate of affirmative action in higher education lies in the Supreme Court's hands — again.

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Meet the Harvard Students Rallying to Save Affirmative Action

Roughly 100 Harvard undergraduates are set to travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to rally in support of affirmative action at the United States Supreme Court.

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SFFA Funded by Large Conservative Trusts, Public Filings Show

Students For Fair Admissions, the anti-affirmative action group suing Harvard for its consideration of race in its admissions, is largely funded by conservative trusts, according to public filings since 2017.

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