Life Imitates the Volokh Conspiracy – #historical past #conspiracy
A reader jogged my memory of this weblog publish Jan. 24, 2022: Will the Supreme Court docket Ask Harvard The way it Justifies Treating “Asian Individuals” as a Homogenous Class? I wrote: “I am not fairly positive what Harvard’s lawyer would or might say if requested why, say, Filipino, Nepalese, and Mongolian candidates are positioned in the identical ‘variety’ class… We’ll by no means know except one of many Justices asks.”
Oral argument this previous Monday, per Justice Alito (although questioning UNC’s lawyer, not Harvard’s):
JUSTICE ALITO: “However what’s the justification for lumping collectively college students whose households got here from China with somebody—with college students whose households got here from Afghanistan? What have they got in frequent?”
MR. PARK: So I agree that that will be a wierd rule. And that’s not the rule that this Court docket has established. It could require —
JUSTICE ALITO: Properly, then why do you may have them verify a field that I am Asian? What do you be taught from the mere checking of the field?