DOJ draws non-liberal judge in suit against Yale
Added 10-24-20 04:31:02pm EST - “I wrote here about the Department of Justice's suit against Yale University for race discrimination in undergraduate admissions. The action was filed in federal district court in Connecticut. The DOJ has strong evidence of unlawful…” - Powerlineblog.com
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I wrote here about the Department of Justice’s suit against Yale University for race discrimination in undergraduate admissions. The action was filed in federal district court in Connecticut.
The DOJ has strong evidence of unlawful discrimination. As importantly, the case falls within the jurisdiction of a reasonably hospitable court of appeals (the Second Circuit), with the prospect of ultimately being decided by a Supreme Court that (assuming it isn’t packed) won’t be predisposed in favor of race-based admissions.
In addition, the district court case has been assigned to a non-liberal judge — Charles S. Haight, Jr. I was surprised by this news because I remember reading opinions by Judge Haight in the 1980s from the Southern District of New York. I wondered whether this is this the same judge.
It is. He was appointed by Gerald Ford to the SDNY. Since taking senior status, Judge Haight, now 90 years old, sits by designation in Connecticut.
Judge Haight is probably a good draw for the DOJ. According to this study he is slightly right of center.
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