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The Justice Department's new planned project is to research and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants according to a certain US government official. The project was first reported Tuesday night by the NY Times.
The Justice Department's civil rights division said this plan resulted from career staffers who specialize in education issues refused to work on a project out of concerns it was conflicting with the office's long running approach to civil rights in education opportunities. Anurima Bhargava, an Obama Justice Department official, called the move a "scare tactic".