Biden DOJ asks Supreme Court to allow race-based admissions at West Point

The Biden administration on Tuesday responded to a request by a student group seeking to block race-based admissions practices at the U.S. Military Academy, telling the Supreme Court not to block affirmative action policies at the school.

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, arguing on behalf of the Justice Department and West Point, told the justices that a “diverse officer corps is necessary for an effective fighting force,” adding that such diversity requires a “limited consideration” of race in selecting cadets at the academy.

“For more than forty years, our Nation’s military leaders have determined that a diverse Army officer corps is a national-security imperative and that achieving that diversity requires limited consideration of race in selecting those who join the Army as cadets at the United States Military Academy at
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