Case: Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard

1:14-cv-14176 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: Nov. 17, 2014

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Case Summary

On November 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions Inc. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d against Harvard College. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief to prohibit the consideration of race in college admissions, claiming that Harvard's admissions policy discriminated against Asian American applicants. Specifically, the plainti…

On November 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions Inc. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d against Harvard College. The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief to prohibit the consideration of race in college admissions, claiming that Harvard's admissions policy discriminated against Asian American applicants.

Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that Harvard's admissions policy held Asian American students to a higher standard based on their race and intentionally limited the number of Asian Americans admitted each year. Moreover, the plaintiff claimed that Harvard generally considered race to an impermissible degree in violation of the Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of The Civil Rights Act by engaging in a prohibited form of racial balancing, not limiting its consideration of an applicant's race to "merely a plus factor," and not using an available, racially neutral alternative that would achieve the same goals of diversity.

As evidence of this, the plaintiff pointed to admissions data that showed a disparity between acceptance for Asian American students at Harvard and at other schools—for example, the University of California, which does not employ racial considerations in its admissions process. Additionally, the plaintiff pointed to the stagnant acceptance rates for Asian American students, despite increases in application rates and qualifications of Asian American applicants. According to the plaintiff, this was evidence of a policy indistinguishable from racially based quotas for admissions. The plaintiff also pointed to Harvard's long history of admissions discrimination, which suggested that their current policy had similar aims.

After Harvard denied the allegations, the two parties proceeded with discovery. Other proposed defendant intervenors, including nine potential Harvard minority applicants and five current Harvard minority students, moved to intervene in the lawsuit in defense of Harvard's admissions policy on April 29, 2015. Judge Allison D. Burroughs denied their motion to intervene on June 15, 2015. 91 Fed. R. Serv. 3d 1962. The proposed defendant-intervenors appealed this decision on July 13, 2015. Judge Burroughs ruled that the nine potential Harvard minority applicants did not have a direct, protectable interest in the lawsuit since none of them had yet submitted a pending application, therefore making their interests too removed and speculative to justify intervention. As for the current Harvard students, Judge Burroughs ruled that, because these students had already been admitted and were enrolled at Harvard, they no longer had a remaining interest in Harvard's use of race in its admissions policies. Though the students claimed that they had a personal interest in Harvard continuing to have a racially diverse student body, the judge held that this was not a significantly protectable interest to justify intervention.

On July 6, 2015, Harvard moved to stay the proceeding pending the Supreme Court's resolution of Fisher v. University of Texas. On August 5, 2015, the proposed defendant-intervenors also moved to stay the proceeding pending their appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on whether they were rightful intervenors in the lawsuit.

Meanwhile, the two parties disputed over the scope of discovery. On July 16, 2017, the plaintiff submitted a motion to compel production of Harvard's admissions files. They claimed that Harvard had agreed to submit a statistically significant sample of their files, which the plaintiff had proposed as 400 completed application files from each of the largest racial categories from each of the past four years, split evenly between admitted and denied. However, Harvard only agreed to produce 160 completed files from the past four years, half of which they proposed to hand pick, claiming that the plaintiff could perform their proposed statistical analysis from the Admissions Office database without the complete application files and that the discovery request was too burdensome. The parties also disputed over whether Harvard should have to produce information connected to its alumni interviewer program and about its use of race in transfer admissions.

On October 9, 2015, Judge Burroughs granted the proposed defendant-intervenors motion to stay in part and denied it in part. She decided to stay the action until the First Circuit decided whether the proposed defendant-intervenors had a right to intervene, but ordered Harvard to continue producing the documents that the original two parties had agreed to during their July 12, 2015 status conference. Specifically, Harvard had to continue producing information pertaining to its admissions policies and procedures, information pertaining to its alumni interviewer program, training manuals, and electronic admissions data from its database from the past two admissions cycles.

On December 9, 2015, the First Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment to deny the proposed defendant-intervenors' motion to intervene. 93 Fed. R. Serv. 3d 792. Subsequently, on March 11, 2016, Judge Burroughs ordered a further partial stay on the action until the resolution of the Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas. Some discovery was allowed to continue during the stay, but the parties were barred from taking depositions, requesting information pertaining to alumni interviewers, requesting discovery from third parties, and generally requesting any large scale electronic discovery. However, the parties were allowed to file proposals as to what other additional discovery should go forward during the stay.

The Supreme Court decided Fisher on June 23, 2016, holding that the University of Texas at Austin's undergraduate race-conscious admissions program was lawful under the Equal Protection Clause. Thus, on September 7, 2016, Judge Burroughs issued an order on the parties' scope of discovery going forward. Specifically, she ruled that Harvard should produce comprehensive data from its admissions database from the past six full admissions cycles from 2009–2015 as well as limited admissions data for the 2007–2009 cycles. Harvard did not have to produce information from past alleged discriminatory policies towards Jewish-Americans or about its matriculated students' academic performance-however, it did have to produce information about aggregate graduation data from 2007–2015 and anything pertaining to prior investigations or reports related to Asian American discrimination. Finally, Judge Burroughs limited the plaintiff to 20 depositions, 15 of which could be witnesses from Harvard.

On September 23, 2016, the defendant filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings on two of the plaintiff's causes of action as well as a motion to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. Specifically, Harvard argued for judgment on the claims that (1) Harvard violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act because it was not using race merely to fill the last few places in its entering freshman class and (2) that all past Supreme Court decisions upholding the consideration of race in admissions were wrongly decided, and that the Supreme Court should now hold that diversity "is not an interest that could ever justify any consideration of race." On the first count, Harvard claimed that the plaintiff's Title VI violation allegation was not grounded in substantive law, and indeed was contradicted by Supreme Court precedent affirming the use of holistic, individualized review that includes race. On the second count, Harvard claimed that the plaintiff did not have the power to call for overruling Supreme Court precedent. Finally, in its motion to dismiss, Harvard argued that the plaintiff did not have the standing to sue on behalf of its constituents because it lacked the characteristics of a genuine membership organization, such as members having control over leadership, power to influence conduct, and financing or participating in its activities.

On June 2, 2017, Judge Burroughs denied Harvard's motion to dismiss, ruling that the plaintiff was a genuine membership organization with standing to sue on behalf of its constituents. 2017 WL 2407255. However, she granted Harvard's motion for partial judgment on the two counts, ruling that the plaintiff cannot overrule Supreme Court precedent and that its allegation that admissions offices can only use race-conscious admissions for the last few places in its entering class was unsupported by law. 2017 WL 2407254.

Discovery in the case closed on August 4, 2017. On June 15, 2018, the plaintiff filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that "no rational factfinder could reasonably conclude" that Harvard complies with Title VI because Harvard intentionally discriminates against Asian American applicants, engages in racial balancing, and failed to give "good faith" consideration to other workable alternatives to achieve its claimed interest in diversity. That same day, Harvard also filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the plaintiff lacked standing and that there was no genuine dispute of material fact that Harvard does not discriminate against applicants of any race. On July 24, 2018, Judge Burroughs granted leave for any interested party to file an amicus brief on the pending dispositive motions. Several amicus briefs have been filed. Multiple universities (Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Princeton, etc.), the American Council on Education, and the American Civil Liberties, among others, filed amici briefs in support of defendants. The United States, among others, filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiff. On September 28, 2018, after several interested non-parties appeared as amici regarding the summary judgment motions, Judge Burroughs denied the cross-motions for summary judgment on all counts without prejudice to the parties reasserting their arguments at trial. 346 F. Supp. 3d 174.

The case proceeded to trial. A fifteen-day bench trial took place from October 15 to November 2, 2018.

On September 30, 2019, and in a 130-page findings of fact and conclusions of law, the court held that Harvard's race-conscious admissions process was fair and did not discriminate against Asian American applicants. The court detailed the importance of diversity in educational settings and that ensuring diversity "relies, in part, on race conscious admissions." This interest was sufficient to provide a compelling interest that could withstand strict scrutiny. The opinion summarized and acknowledged the statistical evidence presented by the parties, and concluded later in its analysis that the program was narrowly tailored to meet that compelling interest without unduly burdening Asian American applicants. On the contrary, the court posited that removing race consideration would significantly burden some Asian American applicants. The court also found that Harvard did not engage in racial balancing, which would constitute an impermissible and unconstitutional quota. The court agreed with Harvard that race-neutral alternatives would not suffice. And though the court acknowledged that Harvard could benefit from implicit bias trainings for its officers or more clear guidelines, statistics alone were not enough to demonstrate that Harvard engaged in intentional discrimination. 397 F. Supp. 3d 126.

The plaintiffs appealed to the First Circuit (Docket No. 19-2005). The Department of Justice filed an amicus brief stating that Harvard’s expansive use of race in its admissions process violates federal civil-rights law and Supreme Court precedent. The brief specifically argued that the evidence from trial showed that Harvard engages in unconstitutional racial balancing, which particularly affects Asian Americans.

On November 13, 2020, writing for First Circuit, Judge Matthew Paine ruled in favor of the defendant, holding that Judge Burroughs had not erred in her ruling and factual findings. The court held the plaintiff had associational standing and that Harvard's race-conscious admissions program did not violate Title VI because the defendant did not utilize quotas or engage in racial balancing. Instead, the defendant utlizied race along with many other factors, such as geographic data, intended concentration, gender, and legacy status. The court affirmed that racial diversity was a compelling interest and the defendant showed that no workable race-neutral alternatives existed. Further, the absence of a specific end point for affirmative action programs in college admissions in Fisher I, 570 U.S. 297, or Fisher II, 136 S. Ct. 2198, meant there was no Supreme Court precedent requiring Harvard to identify a specific end point for its use of race. 980 F.3d 157.

The plaintiff appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 1, 2021, for both this case and a similar case the plaintiff brought against the University of North Carolina (UNC). Both petitions sought the court to overturn Grutter v. Bollinger. In this case, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant’s admissions policy discriminated against Asian American students by using a subjective standard to gauge traits like likability, courage, and kindness, which effectively created a ceiling for them in admissions. On the other hand, in the case against UNC, the plaintiff argued that UNC discriminated against white and Asian applicants by giving preference to Black, Latino, and Native American applicants. The Supreme Court granted both petitions for certiorari on January 24, 2022, and consolidated the two cases. The case is expected to be heard in the 2022-23 term.

Summary Authors

Patrick Branson (2/3/2015)

Sarah Du (11/13/2017)

Lisa Limb (3/23/2019)

Chelsea Rinnig (1/11/2020)

Calvin Kim (2/19/2022)

Related Cases

Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, Middle District of North Carolina (2014)

Students for Fair Admissions v. University of Texas at Austin, Texas state trial court (2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Burroughs, Allison Dale (Massachusetts)

Casper, Denise Jefferson (Massachusetts)

Howard, Jeffrey R. (New Hampshire)

Kayatta, William Joseph Jr. (Maine)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Caldwell, Benjamin C. (Rhode Island)

Connolly, J. Michael (District of Columbia)

Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)

Fasulo, Meg E. (Colorado)

Hacker, Katherine L.I. (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Burroughs, Allison Dale (Massachusetts)

Casper, Denise Jefferson (Massachusetts)

Howard, Jeffrey R. (New Hampshire)

Kayatta, William Joseph Jr. (Maine)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Caldwell, Benjamin C. (Rhode Island)

Connolly, J. Michael (District of Columbia)

Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)

Fasulo, Meg E. (Colorado)

Hacker, Katherine L.I. (Colorado)

Hughes, John M. (Colorado)

McBride, J Scott (Illinois)

McCarthy, Thomas R. (Virginia)

Mortara, Adam K. (Illinois)

Park, Michael Hun (New York)

Perry, Krista J. (Illinois)

Sanford, Paul M (Rhode Island)

Strawbridge, Patrick (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adegbile, Debo Patrick (New York)

Amadi, Brittany (District of Columbia)

Conley, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Dulberg, Andrew S. (Massachusetts)

Ellsworth, Felicia H. (Massachusetts)

Frazier, Sarah R. (Massachusetts)

Gershengorn, Ara B. (Massachusetts)

Lee, William F. (Massachusetts)

Mooney, Elizabeth C. (Massachusetts)

Mueller, Joseph J. (Massachusetts)

Waxman, Seth (District of Columbia)

Winik, Daniel (District of Columbia)

Wolfson, Paul R. Q. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Chandler, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Cheng, Lee (California)

Clark, Randall B. (New Hampshire)

Conde, James R. (District of Columbia)

Cook, Kathryn Rebecca (Massachusetts)

Cregor, Matthew M. (Massachusetts)

Culleen, Lawrence (District of Columbia)

Davis, Elliott M. (District of Columbia)

Dinan, Emma Katherine (District of Columbia)

Donnelly, Matthew J. (District of Columbia)

Dreiband, Eric S. (District of Columbia)

Duncan, Dwight G. (Massachusetts)

Fauth, Gordon M. (California)

Gray, Clayland Boyden (District of Columbia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Gustafson, Adam R.F. (District of Columbia)

Hall, Rahsaan (Massachusetts)

Harrington, Sarah E. (District of Columbia)

Hellman , Matthew S. (District of Columbia)

Hinger, Sarah (New York)

Ho, Derek Tam (District of Columbia)

Holmes, Jennifer Amelia (District of Columbia)

Hoq, Laboni Amena (California)

Ifill, Sherrilyn (New York)

Kimerling, Kenneth (New York)

Kirkland, Earl A. (New York)

Kleinman, Rachel Miriam (New York)

Lane, Priya A. (Massachusetts)

Lapinig, Christopher M. (California)

Lawrence, Douglass C. (Massachusetts)

Mayer, Steven L. (California)

McClellan, Cara (New York)

Nelson, Janai S. (New York)

Ochi, Nicole K. (California)

Orkand, Seth B. (Massachusetts)

Penley, Eric G. (Massachusetts)

Perkins, Nancy L. (District of Columbia)

Randazza, Marc J. (Nevada)

Rodriguez, Madeleine K. (Massachusetts)

Rosensweig, Richard J. (Massachusetts)

Schutz, Sigmund David (Maine)

Segal, Matthew (Massachusetts)

Seich, Jennifer N. (Massachusetts)

Sellstrom, Oren M. (California)

Shum, Brenda L. (District of Columbia)

Spital, Samuel (New York)

Thayer, Kenneth N. (Massachusetts)

Tidwell, Natashia (Massachusetts)

Torres, Genevieve Bonadies (District of Columbia)

Varcoe, Andrew R. (District of Columbia)

Young, Michaele Nicole Turnage (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Dec. 9, 2019 Docket
1

Complaint

Nov. 17, 2014 Complaint
53

Memorandum and Order On Proposed Defendant-Intervenors' Motion to Intervene

Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard

308 F.R.D. 39

June 15, 2015 Order/Opinion
110

Order

Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard

Oct. 9, 2015 Order/Opinion
114

Opinion

Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

807 F.3d 472, 2015 WL 8285559

Dec. 9, 2015 Order/Opinion
325

Memorandum and Order Granting Motion For Partial Judgment on the Pleadings

Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard

June 2, 2017 Order/Opinion
324

Memorandum and Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard

261 F.Supp.3d 99

June 2, 2017 Order/Opinion
566

Memorandum and Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

346 F.Supp.3d 174

Sept. 28, 2018 Order/Opinion
672

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

397 F.Supp.3d 126

Sept. 30, 2019 Order/Opinion
BL-67

Department of Justice Amicus Brief

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Feb. 25, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Title Description External URL

Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights

SFFA v. Harvard College is a lawsuit spearheaded by anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum that seeks to eradicate over 40 years of established legal precedent, which allows colleges to conside… Sept. 16, 2020 https://www.lawyerscommittee.org/students-for-fair-admissions-sffa-v-harvard/

Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard University

American Council on Education

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled on Nov. 12, 2020, that Harvard does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants, reaffirming the importance of race-conscious ad… June 14, 2021 https://www.acenet.edu/News-Room/Pages/Students-for-Fair-Admissions-Inc-v-Harvard-Diversity-in-Admissions-Case.aspx

Defending Diversity on College Campuses

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Supreme Court decision to review the unanimous decisions of the lower federal courts puts at risk 40 years of legal precedent granting colleges and universities the freedom and flexibility to cre… Jan. 28, 2022 https://www-harvard-edu.proxy.lib.umich.edu/admissionscase/

Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College

SCOTUS Blog

Issues: (1) Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Grutter v. Bollinger and hold that institutions of higher education cannot use race as a factor in admissions; and (2) whether Harvard College is… Feb. 8, 2022 https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/students-for-fair-admissions-inc-v-president-fellows-of-harvard-college/

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4275760/students-for-fair-admissions-inc-v-president-and-fellows-of-harvard/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 3:47 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-5281571 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Category Form)(Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

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Nov. 17, 2014 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Paul M Sanford on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin C. Caldwell on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of William S. Consovoy, Thomas R. McCarthy and J. Michael Connolly Filing fee: $ 300, receipt number 0101-5281670 by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Cert. of Attorney Consovoy, # 2 Cert. of Attorney McCarthy, # 3 Cert. of Attorney Connolly, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

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4 Text of Proposed Order

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ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Denise J. Casper assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014 PACER
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Summons Issued as to All Defendants. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

Nov. 17, 2014 PACER
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Judge Denise J. Casper: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added William S. Consovoy, Thomas R. McCarthy and John Michael Connolly. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Maynard, Timothy) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

Nov. 18, 2014 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. President and Fellows of Harvard College waiver sent on 11/20/2014, answer due 1/19/2015. (Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 12/04/2014)

Dec. 4, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Felicia H. Ellsworth on behalf of President and Fellows of Harvard College (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014 RECAP
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

Dec. 19, 2014 PACER
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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to February 18, 2015 to Respond to the Complaint by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Seth P. Waxman, Paul R.Q. Wolfson, and Debo P. Adegbile Filing fee: $ 300, receipt number 0101-5332406 by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Certification of Seth P. Waxman, # 2 Certification of Paul R.Q. Wolfson, # 3 Certification of Debo P. Adegbile)(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 12/19/2014)

1 Certification of Seth P. Waxman

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2 Certification of Paul R.Q. Wolfson

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3 Certification of Debo P. Adegbile

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Judge Denise J. Casper: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 12 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer to 2/18/15 by President and Fellows of Harvard College (Hourihan, Lisa) (Entered: 12/22/2014)

Dec. 22, 2014 PACER
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Judge Denise J. Casper: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 13 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Debo P. Adegbile. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Maynard, Timothy) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 23, 2014 PACER
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STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Defendant The Board of Overseers of Harvard College Only by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015 RECAP
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 02/18/2015)

Feb. 18, 2015 RECAP
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NOTICE of Scheduling Conference Scheduling Conference set for 3/23/2015 02:30 PM in Courtroom 11 before Judge Denise J. Casper. (Hourihan, Lisa) (Entered: 02/19/2015)

Feb. 19, 2015 RECAP
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Judge Denise J. Casper: ORDER entered. Standing Order Re: Courtroom Opportunities for Relatively Inexperienced Attorneys(Hourihan, Lisa) (Entered: 02/19/2015)

Feb. 19, 2015 RECAP
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MOTION to Continue Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference (UNOPPOSED) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/02/2015)

March 2, 2015 RECAP
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Judge Denise J. Casper: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 20 Motion to Continue Scheduling Conference set for 4/13/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 11 before Judge Denise J. Casper. (Hourihan, Lisa) (Entered: 03/03/2015)

March 3, 2015 PACER
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ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Reassignment. Judge Allison D. Burroughs added. Judge Denise J. Casper no longer assigned to case. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/12/2015)

March 12, 2015 PACER
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ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING Scheduling Conference RESET for 4/23/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 03/13/2015)

March 13, 2015 PACER
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Assented to MOTION to Continue Intial Scheduling Conference to 04/30/2015 by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 03/16/2015)

March 16, 2015 PACER
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Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 24 Motion to Continue. Scheduling Conference reset for 4/30/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 03/18/2015)

March 18, 2015 PACER
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JOINT STATEMENT of counsel pursuant to Federal Rule 26(f) and Local Rule 16.1(d). (Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 04/23/2015)

April 23, 2015 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 (d)(3). (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 04/23/2015)

April 23, 2015 RECAP
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CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 . (Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 04/23/2015)

April 23, 2015 PACER
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ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING Scheduling Conference reset for 4/30/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 4 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. NOTICE IS FOR COURTROOM LOCATION CHANGE ONLY.(Folan, Karen) (Entered: 04/29/2015)

April 29, 2015 PACER
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MOTION to Intervene In Defense of Harvard's Admission Policy by Sarah Cole, Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth, M. B., K. C., Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., R. S..(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 04/29/2015)

April 29, 2015 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support re 30 MOTION to Intervene In Defense of Harvard's Admission Policy filed by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declarations of Proposed Defendant-Intervenors, # 2 Exhibit Proposed Answer)(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 04/29/2015)

1 Exhibit Declarations of Proposed Defendant-Intervenors

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2 Exhibit Proposed Answer

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April 29, 2015 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Jon M. Greenbaum Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5535156 by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit B - Affidavit)(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 04/29/2015)

1 Exhibit A - Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Exhibit B - Affidavit

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April 29, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Rahsaan D. Hall on behalf of M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth (Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 04/29/2015)

April 29, 2015 PACER
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ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: Scheduling Conference held on 4/30/2015. Colloquy re: motion to intervene. Responses will be filed within 2 weeks. Colloquy re: applications. Colloquy re: discovery schedule. Scheduling order to issue. (Court Reporter: James Gibbons at jmsgibbons@yahoo.com.)(Attorneys present: Sanford, Consovoy, Caldwell, Waxman, Ellsworth) (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 04/30/2015)

April 30, 2015 PACER
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Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered. SCHEDULING ORDER: Status Conference set for 7/9/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. Amended Pleadings due by 9/25/2015. Discovery to be completed by 4/1/2016 Motions due by 10/13/2016(Folan, Karen) (Entered: 05/04/2015)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick Strawbridge on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 30 MOTION to Intervene In Defense of Harvard's Admission Policy filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Consovoy, William) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015 RECAP
38

RESPONSE to Motion re 30 MOTION to Intervene In Defense of Harvard's Admission Policy filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015 RECAP
39

MOTION for Leave to File REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION TO INTERVENE by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Reply)(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

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May 15, 2015 PACER
40

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 39 Motion for Leave to File Document ; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015 PACER
41

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE pursuant to LR 5.2 by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. re 36 Notice of Appearance of Patrick Strawbridge. (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 05/18/2015)

May 18, 2015 PACER
42

REPLY to Response to 39 MOTION for Leave to File REPLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION TO INTERVENE filed by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 05/18/2015)

May 18, 2015 RECAP
43

Transcript of Status Conference held on April 30, 2015, before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Court Reporter Name and Contact Information: James Gibbons at jmsgibbons@yahoo.com Redaction Request due 6/9/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/19/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/17/2015. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 05/19/2015)

May 19, 2015 RECAP
44

NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, available on the court website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/general-info.htm (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 05/19/2015)

May 19, 2015 PACER
45

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 32 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Jon M. Greenbaum. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. Pursuant to Local Rule 83.5.3, local counsel shall also file an appearance in this matter. Further, local counsel shall review all filings and shall personally appear in Court for any hearings or conferences, unless expressly excused by the Court for good cause. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Lawrence Culleen Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5572007 by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Affidavit)(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

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May 26, 2015 PACER
47

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Nancy L. Perkins Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5572061 by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Af)(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

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May 26, 2015 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Steven L. Mayer Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5572070 by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Exhibit Affidavit)(Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

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May 26, 2015 PACER
49

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 46 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Lawrence Culleen. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. Pursuant to Local Rule 83.5.3, local counsel shall also file an appearance in this matter. Further, local counsel shall review all filings and shall personally appear in Court for any hearings or conferences, unless expressly excused by the Court for good cause. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 05/27/2015)

May 27, 2015 PACER
50

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 47 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Nancy L. Perkins. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. Pursuant to Local Rule 83.5.3, local counsel shall also file an appearance in this matter. Further, local counsel shall review all filings and shall personally appear in Court for any hearings or conferences, unless expressly excused by the Court for good cause. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 05/28/2015)

May 27, 2015 PACER
51

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 48 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Steven L. Mayer. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. Pursuant to Local Rule 83.5.3, local counsel shall also file an appearance in this matter. Further, local counsel shall review all filings and shall personally appear in Court for any hearings or conferences, unless expressly excused by the Court for good cause. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 05/28/2015)

May 27, 2015 PACER
52

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER enteredMEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON PROPOSED DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS' MOTION TO INTERVENE the Proposed Intervenors Motion to Intervene 30 is DENIED; however, the Proposed Intervenors are granted leave to participate in this action as amici curiae. (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015 RECAP
53

Joint MOTION for Protective Order (Stipulated) by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 06/25/2015)

June 25, 2015 RECAP
54

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered The parties' Joint Motion for Protective Order 53 is hereby ALLOWED, and the parties' Stipulated Protective Order is approved. However, given the lack of specificity in Paragraphs 10 and 13 regarding the use of protected documents during public proceedings, the Court reserves the right to allow, after notice to the parties, the disclosure of any document or information covered by the Protective Order or to modify the Protective Order at any time in the interests of justice and to ensure that any proceeding before this Court is fair, efficient, and consistent with the public interest. (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 06/25/2015)

June 25, 2015 PACER
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Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered. STIPULATION PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING DISCLOSURE AND USE OF DISCOVERY MATERIALS(Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 06/25/2015)

June 25, 2015 RECAP
56

MOTION to Continue Status Conference (UNOPPOSED) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015 RECAP
57

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 56 Motion to Continue. Status Conference reset for 7/21/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015 PACER
58

MOTION to Stay by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

July 6, 2015 RECAP
59

MEMORANDUM in Support re 58 MOTION to Stay filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Waxman, Seth) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

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July 6, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 52 Order on Motion to Intervene, by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth Filing fee: $ 505, receipt number 0101-5656193 Fee Status: Not Exempt. NOTICE TO COUNSEL: A Transcript Report/Order Form, which can be downloaded from the First Circuit Court of Appeals web site at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov MUST be completed and submitted to the Court of Appeals. Counsel shall register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf. Counsel shall also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cmecf. US District Court Clerk to deliver official record to Court of Appeals by 8/3/2015. (Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 07/13/2015)

July 13, 2015 PACER
61

Certified and Transmitted Abbreviated Electronic Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 60 Notice of Appeal. (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 07/14/2015)

July 14, 2015 RECAP
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USCA Case Number 15-1823 for 60 Notice of Appeal filed by G. E., K. C., R. S., Keyanna Wigglesworth, Sarah Cole, Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Fadhal Moore, M. B., Y. D., Arjini Kumari Nawal, I. G., R. H., A. G., J. L.. (Paine, Matthew) (Entered: 07/14/2015)

July 14, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE TO COUNSEL: The clerk's office has received a request to video record this hearing as part of the "Cameras in the Courtroom" project. Counsel are directed to the district court web site at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/general/cameras.html to determine if they wish to consent to video recording. Responses are due July 20, 2015. A RESPONSE FROM EACH PARTY IS REQUIRED. (Hurley, Virginia) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015 PACER
64

MOTION to Compel Production by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/16/2015)

July 16, 2015 RECAP
65

MEMORANDUM in Support re 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Caldwell, Benjamin) (Main Document 65 replaced on 2/9/2016) (Montes, Mariliz). (Entered: 07/16/2015)

July 16, 2015 RECAP
66

DECLARATION re 65 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel Production by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/16/2015)

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July 16, 2015 RECAP
67

MOTION to Seal Exhibit and Unredacted Memorandum of Law Associated with Motion to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/17/2015)

July 17, 2015 RECAP
70

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 67 Motion to Seal (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 07/17/2015)

July 17, 2015 PACER
71

Opposition re 58 MOTION to Stay filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 07/20/2015)

July 20, 2015 RECAP
72

MOTION to Seal by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015 RECAP
73

MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Stay by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

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July 21, 2015 RECAP
74

ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING Status Conference set for 7/21/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. NOTICE IS FOR COURTROOM LOCATION CHANGE ONLY.(Folan, Karen) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015 PACER
75

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Rahsaan D. Hall (Hall, Rahsaan) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015 PACER
76

NOTICE of Appearance by Priya A. Lane on behalf of M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth (Lane, Priya) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015 PACER
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ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: granting 72 Motion to Seal; granting 73 Motion for Leave to File Document ; Status Conference held on 7/21/2015; (Court Reporter: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com.)(Attorneys present: Sanford, Consovoy, Strawbridge, Waxman, Ellsworth, Gershengorn) (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 07/23/2015)

July 21, 2015 PACER
78

REPLY to Response to 58 MOTION to Stay filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/23/2015)

July 23, 2015 RECAP
79

DECLARATION re 78 Reply to Response to Motion to Stay by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/23/2015)

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July 23, 2015 PACER
82

NOTICE by President and Fellows of Harvard College re 58 MOTION to Stay - Supplemental Submission (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/28/2015)

July 28, 2015 PACER
83

Supplemental Opposition re 58 MOTION to Stay filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 07/28/2015)

July 28, 2015 PACER
84

Transcript of Status Conference held on July 21, 2015, before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. COA Case No. 15-1823. The Transcript may be purchased through the Court Reporter, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Court Reporter Name and Contact Information: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com Redaction Request due 8/20/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/31/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/28/2015. (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 07/30/2015)

July 30, 2015 PACER
85

NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, available on the court website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/general-info.htm (Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 07/30/2015)

July 30, 2015 PACER
86

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/30/2015)

July 30, 2015 RECAP
87

DECLARATION re 86 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Compel (McCrary) by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Main Document 87 replaced on 7/31/2015) (Montes, Mariliz). (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/31/2015: # 1 Addendum) (Montes, Mariliz). (Entered: 07/30/2015)

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July 30, 2015 PACER
88

DECLARATION re 86 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Compel (McGrath) by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 07/30/2015)

July 30, 2015 RECAP
89

Notice of correction to docket made by Court staff. Correction: Docket 87 corrected by detaching Addendum from Declaration and re-filing it as an attachment. (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 07/31/2015)

July 31, 2015 PACER
90

MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth.(Lane, Priya) (Entered: 08/05/2015)

Aug. 5, 2015 RECAP
91

MEMORANDUM in Support re 90 MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal filed by M. B., K. C., Sarah Cole, Y. D., G. E., A. G., I. G., R. H., J. L., Fadhal Moore, Arjini Kumari Nawal, R. S., Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, Keyanna Wigglesworth. (Lane, Priya) (Entered: 08/05/2015)

Aug. 5, 2015 PACER
92

MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Reply Memo, # 2 Declaration of Patrick Strawbridge)(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/06/2015)

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Aug. 6, 2015 PACER
93

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 92 Motion for Leave to File Document ; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

Aug. 7, 2015 PACER
94

REPLY to Response to 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

Aug. 7, 2015 RECAP
95

DECLARATION re 94 Reply to Response to Motion to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

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Aug. 7, 2015 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE pursuant to LR 5.2 by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. re 95 Declaration re 94 Reply to Response to Motion to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc... (Caldwell, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

Aug. 7, 2015 PACER
97

MOTION for Leave to File A Sur-Reply Memorandum In Opposition to SFFA's Motion to Compel by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

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Aug. 14, 2015 PACER
98

Opposition re 90 MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015 RECAP
99

RESPONSE to Motion re 90 MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 08/17/2015)

Aug. 17, 2015 RECAP
100

Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 97 Motion for Leave to File Document ; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Folan, Karen) (Entered: 08/18/2015)

Aug. 18, 2015 PACER
101

SUR-REPLY to Motion re 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia) (Entered: 08/18/2015)

Aug. 18, 2015 RECAP
102

Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA Requesting Telephonic Conference . (Strawbridge, Patrick) (Entered: 09/01/2015)

Sept. 1, 2015 PACER
103

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5765135 by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certification of Michael H. Park, # 2 Exhibit Proposed Order)(Sanford, Paul) (Entered: 09/28/2015)

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Sept. 28, 2015 PACER
104

Emergency MOTION for Protective Order by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration in Support of Motion, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 to Ellsworth Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 to Ellsworth Declaration, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3 to Ellsworth Declaration)(Ellsworth, Felicia) Modified on 10/1/2015 (Montes, Mariliz). (Entered: 09/30/2015)

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Sept. 30, 2015 PACER

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Education

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 17, 2014

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Students for Fair Admissions, whose membership includes applicants who have been denied admission, prospective college applicants, parents of applicants and prospective applicants, and other interested parties

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Harvard College (Cambridge, Middlesex), Private Entity/Person

Harvard College, None

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Asian/Pacific Islander