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The trial that charges Harvard University with discriminating against Asian-American applicants is set to kick off next week.

Students for Fair Admissions, the anti-affirmative action group behind the lawsuit, argues that Harvard uses race-based discrimination in its admissions process.

But Harvard vigorously denies these claims, insisting that applicants are evaluated in a holistic way and that their admissions practices are consistent with their well-established legal right to admit a diverse student body.

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Nicole Ochisupervising attorney for Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization representing a group of Harvard students backing their school and defend affirmative action. AAAJ tweets at @AAAJ_LA.

This segment aired on October 10, 2018.

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