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Affirmative action opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to take UNC, Harvard cases together

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – Opponents of policies used to boost the number of Black and Hispanic students on American college campuses on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear two cases together that accuse Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of discrimination. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group founded by anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum, in a petition asked the court to fast-track the UNC case and take it alongside a challenge to Harvard’s admissions policies. “If the Supreme Court decides, as it should, to reconsider ra…

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