Federal Appeals Court Rules That Harvard Does Not Discriminate in Admissions The case, filed by Asian-American plaintiffs, could now go to the Supreme Court, which has been the goal of groups seeking to end affirmative action. Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissionsBOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants. Two judges on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of... U.S. court upholds Harvard race-based admissions; Supreme Court appeal expectedA U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld Harvard University's use of race in undergraduate admissions, rejecting a challenge by affirmative action opponents who said the Ivy League school's policy discriminates against Asian-Americans. Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissionsThe decision delivers a blow to the group, Students for Fair Admissions, and moves the case a step closer to a possible review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some legal scholars believe the court will take up the case, and both sides have been preparing for t Appeals court upholds Harvard's affirmative action policyA Boston-based US appeals court has rejected a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy brought by a group representing Asian Americans who claimed the school discriminated against them as it favored Black and Hispanic applicants. Harvard not discriminating against Asian-Americans, US court rulesAppeal court decision means university can continue to consider race in its admissions decisions, among other factors for selecting a diverse cohort. Harvard University wins latest round in ongoing discrimination lawsuitHarvard University won the latest round in an ongoing 2014 anti-affirmative action lawsuit against the school’s use of race in admissions. Federal appeals court upholds Harvard University's use of affirmative action policiesThe lawsuit charged that Harvard discriminated against Asian American students in order to boost African American and Hispanic enrollment.