It seems the years-long debate over a controversial proposal to toughen the American Bar Association’s bar pass standard for law schools will drag on for several more months.

The ABA’s council of the section of legal education and admission to the Bar on Friday failed to reach a decision on the proposal, instead opting to take up the matter again at a future meeting. The organization’s larger House of Delegates has already rejected the heightened bar pass standard twice since 2017, but ABA rules now allow the council to enact the measure without that body’s approval. The 21-member council next meets in May in Chicago.

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