Law School Admissions Council Sues California to Challenge Test-Flagging Law
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The Law School Admission Council has sued the state of California over a new law that bars the organization from alerting law schools when applicants get extra time to complete the Law School Admission Test.
The California Legislature approved the legislation in September, with supporters arguing that the practice—also known as "flagging"—discriminates against disabled test takers who need the extra time. The law took effect on January 1 and will apply to scores earned during the February 9 LSAT sitting.
The council filed suit on January 4 in Sacramento County, Calif., Superior Court, seeking to block its enforcement. The council contends that the law is unconstitutional because it violates its freedom of speech and does not apply to other testing entities. Attorneys for the parties are due in court for a hearing on January 9.