Northwestern University Faces Lawsuit Accusing Law School of Hiring Bias Favoring Diversity Over Qualifications

CHICAGO — Amid ongoing national debates over affirmative action, Northwestern University’s distinguished law school is now facing a lawsuit that accuses it of violating federal anti-discrimination laws by allegedly favoring less qualified women and racial minorities over white male candidates in faculty hiring. Filed Tuesday in federal district court in Illinois, the lawsuit highlights contentious issues regarding diversity policies in academia. The legal challenge was initiated by a coalition named Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences, a group advocating against what they see as discriminatory hiring practices that prioritize diversity over merit. This … Read more

Federal Judge to Hear Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey’s ‘County Line’ System Favoring Political Parties

Trenton, New Jersey – A federal judge is set to hear arguments on Monday regarding New Jersey Representative Andy Kim’s lawsuit challenging the state’s use of the “county line” system on ballots. This unique system gives preferential treatment to primary candidates endorsed by political parties. The contentious county line system has emerged as a prominent issue in the Democratic primary race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bob Menendez, who is facing a federal corruption indictment. The lawsuit, filed by Kim, seeks to block the use of the county line format on ballots … Read more

Elite Universities Settle Lawsuit for $118 Million, Accused of Favoring Wealthy Applicants

Brown, Yale, and Columbia universities have agreed to pay a total of $62 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them and other institutions of favoring wealthy applicants, bringing the total settlements in the case to $118 million. The settlements were disclosed by lawyers representing hundreds of thousands of current and former U.S. college students, who filed the lawsuit in Chicago federal court. Emory and Duke have also reached settlements in this case. The lawsuit, filed in 2022, alleged that the universities conspired to restrict financial aid by violating a pledge to not consider students’ finances … Read more