Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supreme Court Refuses To Consider Race, Sex Bias Claims Against NYU Law Review

Following up on my previous post, Lawsuits Against Harvard, NYU Law Reviews Claim Racial, Gender Preferences:, Justices Won't Consider Race, Sex Bias Claims Against NYU Law Review:

NYU Law ReviewThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a sex and race discrimination challenge to the way in which New York University’s law review selects articles.

The justices denied review without comment in the petition, Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences v. New York University.

The petition was filed by conservative litigator Jonathan Mitchell of Austin, Texas, known as the author of the Texas law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and requiring enforcement of the law by private citizens.

In the petition, Mitchell wrote that the law review “asks authors to identify their race, sexual orientation, and gender identity when submitting manuscripts, and admits on its website that it considers whether submissions are written by ‘authors from underrepresented backgrounds in the legal profession.’” He also claimed that the law review has been using race and sex preferences to select its members.

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