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Supreme Court to Hear Harvard Affirmative-Action Case This Fall

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.Photographer: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court scheduled arguments for Oct. 31 in clashes over affirmative action policies at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina, a pair of cases that could abolish the use of race in college admissions.

The justices are hearing arguments separately in the two cases. The newest justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, isn’t taking part in the Harvard case, having recently completed a six-year stint on the university’s board of overseers.