Feb 3, 2021 - Politics & Policy

DOJ drops discrimination lawsuit against Yale initiated under Trump

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Vanderbilt Hall on Yale's campus. Photo: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Justice Department notified Connecticut's federal court on Wednesday that it will drop a discrimination lawsuit against Yale that accused the university of violating federal civil rights law by discriminating against Asian American and white undergraduate applicants.

The big picture: The agency's lawsuit was an extension of the Trump administration's challenges against race-based admissions policies at elite universities. Yale categorically denied the allegations in the DOJ's suit.

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