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However, Vinay Harpalani, a law professor at the University of New Mexico in the United States, believes that the Supreme Court will not accept it.

He said that the Supreme Court had just made a ruling on a similar issue five years ago. “It’s rare to reconsider this issue so quickly.” He said that although the previous case involved public universities and Article 14 of the Constitution. The amendment, this time involves private universities and Article 6 of the Civil Rights Law, but the legal principles are also equal protection clauses.

He also said that the "Student Fair Admissions Organization" has also filed similar lawsuits against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other colleges and universities, and the Supreme Court may also be inclined to wait until these cases are judged by lower courts before considering whether to accept relevant lawsuits.

Professor Halpalani believes that the Biden administration is expected to support policies that consider ethnic factors in college admissions. He said: "If the U.S. Supreme Court accepts the case, the Biden administration will submit a non-parties statement to support Harvard University."

Halparani pointed out that in the past similar lawsuits in the Supreme Court, many experts have predicted the demise of the affirmative act, "but the policy of taking racial factors into account in admissions can bear it, and it has lasted longer than these predictions. So the justices surprised us, and it's possible."

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