DOJ drops Trump-era lawsuit against Yale's admissions policies: report

The Justice Department will drop a discrimination lawsuit against Yale University which accused the school of discrimination against Asian American and white undergraduate applicants, Axios reports.

The lawsuit was sparked by the Trump administration's challenge of race-based admissions policies at "elite universities," according to Axios.

Federal prosecutors had argued the university was in violation of civil rights laws because it "discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process, and that race is the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year."

"Yale is gratified that the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its lawsuit challenging Yale College's admissions practices," spokesperson Karen Peart said. "We are also pleased that the Justice Department has withdrawn its notice of violation of Title VI and its notice of noncompliance."