Students for Fair Admissions’s lead trial lawyer Adam K. Mortara denounced the recent ruling in the Harvard admissions lawsuit, arguing at a Harvard Law School event Tuesday that the judge had misinterpreted the case’s facts and legal precedents.
At the event, Mortara said he believes Burroughs — an Obama appointee who Mortara called “dedicated” and “even-handed” — made a “bad ruling” in this case.
He argued that they advantage white applicants and that without these preferences, there is substantially less cause for race-based affirmative action.
“I’m not saying that everybody was against the racial affirmative action is racist.
Over the course of two and a half hours, he fielded questions from dozens of students over whether society “needs” racial affirmative action.