The U.S. Department of Justice, citing its continuing investigation into discrimination against Asian-Americans in Harvard’s admissions policies, urged a federal judge on Friday to provide public access to key materials in a pending race discrimination lawsuit against the college.

The Justice Department told U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Massachusetts that while it may not intervene in the lawsuit, the government may file a “statement of interest” at the summary judgment phase of the case, Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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