Trump Advisor Sends Letter To 200 Schools

Following the recent Supreme Court ruling that bars colleges and universities from using affirmative action in their admissions process, a former official in the Trump administration has put some schools on notice.

Late last week, Stephen Miller, a former adviser during the Trump White House, tweeted that the law firm he runs, America First Legal, sent a warning letter to 200 different law schools. Those letters threatened a lawsuit against them if they attempt to get around the decision the high court handed down last week. 

In a video he posted to Twitter last Friday, Miller said:

“Today, we sent a warning letter to the deans of 200 law schools around America telling them that they must obey the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down illegal racial discrimination and affirmative action.

“If they try to violate, circumvent, bypass, subvert or otherwise program around that ruling, we are going to take them to court. We are going to hold them to account.”

Miller published two letters that his law firm sent as an example. One went to Martin H. Brinkley, the dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law, and one went to John F. Manning, the dean of Harvard University Law School.

Those two letters were relevant to the topic at hand, as both UNC and Harvard were the defendants in the case that was brought before the Supreme Court that ultimately ended the practice of affirmative action for colleges and universities across the country.

The majority opinion in the case was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. In it, he wrote that the admissions programs at UNC and Harvard “lack sufficiently focused and measurable objectives warranting the use of race, unavoidably employ race in a negative manner, involve racial stereotyping and lack meaningful end points.”

Miller’s letters warned the deans that it was unlawful of them to admit students who had LSAT scores that were lower than others just based on their sex, national origin or race, as it would be in violation of Title VI. He also wrote that it would be in violation of Titles VI, VII and IX if the schools hired minority or female faculty “at the expense of others.”

The letter Miller sent to Harvard was quite direct, saying that they had to change their policies right away. It read:

“You must immediately announce the termination of all forms of race, national origin, and sex preferences in student admissions, faculty hiring, and law review membership or article selection. And you must, before the start of the next academic school year, announce an official policy that prohibits all components of the law school from giving preferential treatment to anyone because of that individual’s race, national origin, or sex.”

In the time since former President Donald Trump left the White House, Miller has worked hard at his law firm to fight against overreach by liberals. 

In addition to these warning letters, he has filed complaints with the Department of Justice about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, and even filed a complaint over civil rights against the company that makes M&M candy, alleging they had engaged in training and hiring practices that were discriminatory.