Group Sues U.S. Naval Academy for Choosing Race Over Merit in Admissions Practice

Washington (CNN) — The US Naval Academy was sued Thursday over its use of race in its admissions practices by the same anti-affirmative action group whose lawsuits against Harvard and the University of North Carolina led the Supreme Court to declare race-based admissions policies unlawful earlier this year.

In a 28-page lawsuit filed with a federal court in Maryland, the conservative group Students for Fair Admissions said that the academy “has no justification for using race-based admissions” and argued that its policy of using race as a factor in admissions runs afoul of the US Constitution.