Case: Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina

1:14-cv-00954 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Nov. 17, 2014

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Case Summary

On Nov. 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the University of North Carolina (UNC). 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 UNC's current admissions policy discriminated against Asian A…

On Nov. 17, 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against the University of North Carolina (UNC). 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 UNC's current admissions policy discriminated against Asian American applicants.

Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that UNC's current admissions policy held Asian American students to a higher standard based on their race, that UNC was engaged in a prohibited form of racial balancing, that UNC was not limiting its consideration of an applicant's race to "merely a plus factor," and that a racially neutral alternative was available to 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 UNC and at other schools (for example, the University of California) that did not employ racial considerations in their admissions process. Additionally, the plaintiff pointed to the steady rate of acceptance of Asian American students despite the change in application rates and qualifications for those applicants. According to the plaintiff, this was evidence of a policy indistinguishable from racially based quotas for admissions. The plaintiff also pointed to a long history of admissions discrimination at UNC as evidence suggesting the current policy may have similar aims.

The case was assigned to Judge Loretta C. Biggs on Jan. 12, 2015.

On Mar. 20, 2015, the parties filed a joint stipulation of voluntary dismissal of a subset of the plaintiff's claims. The parties dismissed the UNC Board of Trustees and the individual trustees named as defendants, arguing that the Board did not play an active role in creating the admissions policy. The parties also dismissed all Title VI claims against the individually named defendants from the Board of Governors, the UNC president, and various other UNC Chapel Hill administrators. Finally, the parties dismissed the 42 U.S.C. § 1981 claim against all defendants.

On Jun. 30, 2015, a series of individual UNC students and parents of students intending to apply to UNC moved to intervene on behalf of the defendants. The intervenors identified themselves as African American, Black, Moorish, Indian, and Hispanic.

On Jul. 6, 2015, the defendants moved to stay the proceedings in light of the Supreme Court's pending decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Although the plaintiff initially opposed the motion, the parties filed a joint motion to partially stay proceedings on Sept. 30. They sought partial stay of the proceedings pending the resolution of Fisher in the Supreme Court, but on the condition that defendants produce "certain agreed-upon materials." The court granted the partial stay motion and then stayed all proceedings on Oct. 1.

The Supreme Court decided Fisher on Jun. 23, 2016, holding that the University of Texas' use of race in the admissions process did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. 136 S. Ct. 2198. The court here lifted the stay on Aug. 1, 2016 and discovery continued. The court granted permissive intervention to the current and prospective students on Jan. 13, 2017. 319 F.R.D. 490.

On Oct. 25, 2017, the defendants moved to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction, arguing that the plaintiff brought suit as "an organizational plaintiff asserting representational standing" but did not meet its burden of showing its members had "indicia of membership in an organization." The court held on Sep. 29, 2018, that the "indicia of membership" test did not apply to Students for Fair Admission, since it was a voluntary membership association with actual members. The court held that Students for Fair Admission had standing because four of its members were recent high school graduates who had applied to the University of North Carolina and were denied admission. 2018 WL 4688388

On Jan. 18, 2019, the defendants moved for summary judgement, arguing that the University employed a narrowly tailored admissions policy, using the type of holistic review endorsed by the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs filed a cross-motion for summary judgment on Mar. 4, 2019, asking the court to find as a matter of law that the University's admissions policy was not narrowly tailored.

On Sep. 30, 2019, Judge Biggs denied both motions for summary judgement. She found that there was an issue of material fact regarding UNC's use of race as a "plus" factor. UNC presented evidence that their system, which lists "background" as a factor in admissions decisions but does not assign points to students based on their race or ethnicity as it does with other categories, takes the kind of holistic approach endorsed by the Supreme Court. UNC presented expert evidence based on four years of admissions decisions that their approach considers each student individually. The plaintiffs presented conflicting expert evidence, which they claimed showed that race was a predominant factor in admissions decisions. 2019 WL 4773908

Judge Biggs also found an issue of material fact regarding UNC's efforts to explore race neutral alternatives. UNC presented expert evidence that concluded that no race blind alternatives were available that would allow the university to maintain both its academic standards and racial diversity. The Plaintiffs countered that UNC had not sufficiently attempted to use race neutral alternatives such as increasing financial aid, adopting policies using geographic diversity, including percentage plans and the use of zip codes and Census tract data, reducing or eliminating preferences for legacies, or eliminating the Early Acton admissions options.

The bench trial began on Nov. 9, 2020, and on Nov. 4, 2021, Judge Biggs entered a judgment in favor of the defendants and against the plaintiff. The court, following Grutter, held that admissions programs that considered race were narrowly tailored when race was a part of an individualized holistic review of each applicant which gave serious consideration to all the ways an applicant could contribute to a diverse environment. UNC had demonstrated that its use of race in admissions was narrowly tailored because race was just one of forty factors and was used as a plus factor. The court further held UNC had demonstrated that a nonracial approach would not promote the interests of diversity and its race-conscious process because UNC had engaged in ongoing, serious, and good faith consideration of workable race neutral alternatives over a several year period and showed that there were no adequate, workable, or sufficient race neutral alternatives available. 

The court firmly established that affirmative action is still a constitutional use of race in admissions. The rationale explained in Grutter and upheld here was “by virtue of our Nation’s struggle with racial inequality, such minority students, as in this case, are both likely to have experiences of particular importance to an institution’s mission and less likely to be admitted in meaningful numbers on criteria which ignore those experiences.”

The plaintiff appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Nov. 6, 2021 (21-2263). The plaintiff then filed a petition for cert to the Supreme Court based on the "imperative public importance" of the case and the fact that the plaintiff had appealed a similar case six months prior. Both petitions asked the Court to overturn Grutter v. Bollinger. In the Harvard 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. In this case, 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 Jan. 24, 2022, and consolidated the two cases. 

The plaintiff filed a motion for abeyance, which was rejected by the Court of Appeals on Dec. 15, 2021. However, upon the Supreme Court's granting of cert, the Court of Appeals granted the order of abeyance on Jan. 31, 2022. 

The case is expected to be heard in the Supreme Court's 2022-23 term.

Summary Authors

Patrick Branson (2/16/2015)

Virginia Weeks (1/24/2018)

Jonah Feitelson (4/9/2020)

Calvin Kim (3/7/2022)

Related Cases

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, District of Massachusetts (2014)

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

People

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Judge(s)

Biggs, Loretta Copeland (Georgia)

Webster, Joe L. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyle, W. Ellis (North Carolina)

Connolly, J. Michael (District of Columbia)

Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)

Freeman, Andrew Allen (North Carolina)

McCarthy, Thomas R. (District of Columbia)

Park, Michael Hun (New York)

Ruley, Daniel Alan M. (North Carolina)

Strawbridge, Patrick (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Biggs, Loretta Copeland (Georgia)

Webster, Joe L. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Boyle, W. Ellis (North Carolina)

Connolly, J. Michael (District of Columbia)

Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)

Freeman, Andrew Allen (North Carolina)

McCarthy, Thomas R. (District of Columbia)

Park, Michael Hun (New York)

Ruley, Daniel Alan M. (North Carolina)

Strawbridge, Patrick (Massachusetts)

Weir, Bryan K. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Brennan, Stephanie A. (North Carolina)

Combs, Marianne H. (Illinois)

Fitzgerald, Patrick J. (Illinois)

Flath, Lara A. (Illinois)

Henderson, Tamika (North Carolina)

Scudder, Michael Yale Jr. (Illinois)

Sullivan, Nora F (North Carolina)

Tulchin, Matthew T. (North Carolina)

Van Gelder, Amy L (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Bischoff, Christine C. (North Carolina)

Caspar, Edward G. (District of Columbia)

Colfax, Reed N. (District of Columbia)

Crook, Jamie L. (District of Columbia)

Feldman, Stephen Daniel (North Carolina)

Gaztambide−Arandes, Laura (District of Columbia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Hinojosa, David G. (Texas)

Holtzman, Jack (North Carolina)

Leerberg, Matthew Nis (North Carolina)

Samberg-Champion, Sasha M. (District of Columbia)

Schlactus, Glenn (District of Columbia)

Shum, Brenda L. (District of Columbia)

Torres, Genevieve Bonadies (District of Columbia)

Turner, Emily P. (North Carolina)

Weiss, James (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

May 11, 2020 Docket
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Complaint

Nov. 17, 2014 Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion and Order

Students For Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina

319 F.R.D. 490

Jan. 13, 2017 Order/Opinion
150

Memorandum Opinion and Order

2018 WL 4688388

Sept. 29, 2018 Order/Opinion
190

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Students For Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina

2019 WL 47739

Sept. 30, 2019 Order/Opinion
254

Trial Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

Students for Fair Admissions, INC. v. University of North Carolina

Oct. 18, 2021 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Project on Fair Representation Announces Lawsuits Challenging Admissions Policies at Harvard Univ. and Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Students for Fair Admissions

The Project on Fair Representation announces the filing of two lawsuits challenging the racial preference admissions policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Nov. 17, 2014 https://studentsforfairadmissions.org/project-on-fair-representation-announces-lawsuits-challenging-admissions-policies-at-harvard-univ-and-univ-of-north-carolina-chapel-hill/

Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina

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 a university can r… Jan. 24, 2022 https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/students-for-fair-admissions-inc-v-university-of-north-carolina/

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4304457/students-for-fair-admissions-inc-v-university-of-north-carolina/

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0418-1607504.), filed by Students For Fair Admissions. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Edward Blum)(BOYLE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed pursuant to FRCP 7.1(a) by Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (BOYLE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 11/17/2014)

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Summons Issued as to All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Caudill, # 2 Summons Bissette, # 3 Summons Mitchell, # 4 Summons MacMahan)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 UNCCH, # 2 UNCBOG, # 3 UNC, # 4 Ross)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Pickett, # 2 Lerner, # 3 Long, # 4 Farmer, # 5 Lampe, # 6 Shuping Russell)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Hood, # 2 Rippy, # 3 Taylor, # 4 Trask, # 5 Parrish)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Walker, # 2 Grauer, # 3 Hans, # 4 Maxwell, # 5 Wiley, # 6 Hopkins)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Perry, # 2 MacNeill, # 3 Brown, # 4 Dean, # 5 Holmes, # 6 Souza, # 7 Hinton)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Smith, # 2 Math, # 3 Gage, # 4 Frainger, # 5 Sywassink, # 6 Lail, # 7 Stone)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Powers, # 2 Duckett, # 3 Whaley, # 4 Folt, # 5 Spangler, # 6 Goodnight, # 7 Powell)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Additional Attachments to Main Document re 3 Summons Issued. (Attachments: # 1 Parker)(Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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Notice of Right to Consent. Counsel shall serve the attached form on all parties. (Coyne, Michelle) (Entered: 11/18/2014)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. JEFFERSON W. BROWN waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; W. LOWRY CAUDILL waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; PHILLIP L. CLAY waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; JAMES W. DEAN, JR waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; CHARELS G. DUCKETT waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; STEPHEN M. FARMER waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; CAROL L. FOLT waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; ALSTON GARDNER waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; PETER T. GRAUER waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; STEVEN LERNER waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; ANDREW HENRY POWELL waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; DWIGHT D. STONE waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES waiver sent on 12/1/2014, answer due 1/30/2015. (BOYLE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

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WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. ROGER AIKEN waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; H. FRANK FRAINGER waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; HANNAH D. GAGE waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; ANN B. GOODNIGHT waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; PETER D. HANS waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; THOMAS J. HARRELSON waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; HENRY W. HINTON waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; JAMES L. HOLMES, JR waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; RODNEY E. HOOD waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; W. MARTY KOTIS, III waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; G. LEROY LAIL waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; SCOTT LAMPE waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; STEVEN B. LONG waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; JOAN G. MACNEILL waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; HARI H. MATH waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; MARY ANN MAXWELL waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; W. EDWIN MCMAHAN waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; ANNA SPANGLER NELSON waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; ALEX PARKER waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; R. DOYLE PARRISH waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; THERENCE O. PICKETT waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; DAVID M. POWERS waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; ROBERT S. RIPPY waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; THOMAS W. ROSS waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; HARRY LEO SMITH, JR waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; J. CRAIG SOUZA waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; GEORGE A. SYWASSINK waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; RICHARD F. TAYLOR waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; RAIFORD TRASK, III waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; PHILLIP D. WALKER waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015; LAURA I. WILEY waiver sent on 11/21/2014, answer due 1/20/2015. (BOYLE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 12/11/2014)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney MATTHEW T. TULCHIN on behalf of Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY (TULCHIN, MATTHEW) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney STEPHANIE A. BRENNAN on behalf of Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY (BRENNAN, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Other Response by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (BRENNAN, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

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Case Reassigned to JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS. JUDGE THOMAS D. SCHROEDER no longer assigned to the case. (Garrett, Kim)

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Motions Referred: RE: 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Other Response, to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER (Williamson, Wanda)

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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 1/15/2015, that Defendants' Motion (Docket Entry 17 ) is GRANTED, and Defendants are allowed up to and including March 6, 2015, within which to serve an answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's complaint. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 01/15/2015)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney JOHN MICHAEL CONNOLLY on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (CONNOLLY, JOHN) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney THOMAS R. MCCARTHY on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (MCCARTHY, THOMAS) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney WILLIAM S. CONSOVOY on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (CONSOVOY, WILLIAM) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(BRENNAN, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 03/04/2015)

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March 4, 2015 PACER

Motions Referred: RE: 23 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Kemp, Donita)

March 6, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney MICHAEL YALE SCUDDER on behalf of Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney MARIANNE H. COMBS on behalf of Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY (COMBS, MARIANNE) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015 PACER
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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 03/09/2015, that Defendants' Motion (Docket Entry 23 ) is GRANTED, and Defendants shall have up to and including March 16, 2015 to file an answer or other response to Plaintiff's complaint. (Taylor, Abby) Modified on 3/10/2015 to correct docket text (Taylor, Abby). (Entered: 03/09/2015)

March 9, 2015 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint or Otherwise Respond by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 03/16/2015)

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March 16, 2015 PACER

Motions Referred: RE: 27 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint or Otherwise Respond, to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER (Williamson, Wanda)

March 19, 2015 PACER
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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 3/20/2015, that the motion (Docket Entry 27 ) is GRANTED, and Defendants shall have up to and including 3/20/2015 to file an answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's complaint. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 03/20/2015)

March 20, 2015 PACER
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STIPULATION of Dismissal of party JOINT STIPULATION BY ALL PARTIES TO DISMISS VARIOUS PATIES AND CLAIMS by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. (BOYLE, WILLIAM) Modified on 3/23/2015 per the request of filer.(Coyne, Michelle). (Entered: 03/20/2015)

March 20, 2015 RECAP
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint and Affirmative Defenses by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 03/24/2015)

March 24, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Initial Pretrial Conference Hearing: Initial Pretrial Conference Hearing set for 5/13/2015 09:30 AM in Durham Courtroom #1 before MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Garrett, Kim) (Entered: 03/25/2015)

March 25, 2015 PACER
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Rule 26(f) Report (Individual). by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC..(BOYLE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 05/04/2015)

May 4, 2015 PACER
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Rule 26(f) Report (Individual). by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY.(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 05/04/2015)

May 4, 2015 PACER

Motions Referred: RE: 33 Rule 26(f) Report (Individual), 32 Rule 26(f) Report (Individual), to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER (Garrett, Kim)

May 12, 2015 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER: Attorneys Thomas McCarthy and William Boyle appeared as counsel for plaintiff. Attorneys Stephanie Brennan and Michael Scudder appeared as counsel for the defendants.Initial Pretrial Conference held on 5/13/2015. The Court adopts defendants Rule 26(f) Report. Written order forthcoming. (Proceedings Recorded) (Winchester, Robin)

May 13, 2015 PACER
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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 5/13/2015, that Plaintiff's Individual Rule 26(f) Report (Docket Entry 32 ) is DENIED. Defendants' Individual Rule 26(f) Report (Docket Entry 33 ) is ADOPTED with the following modifications: Initial pretrial disclosures shall be due no later than 5/20/2015. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 05/14/2015)

May 14, 2015 PACER

Set Scheduling Order Deadlines. Case-Management Track: Exceptional. Discovery due by 2/15/2016. The parties agree this case is unlikely to be resolved in mediation. Plaintiffs Amended Pleadings and Joinder of Parties due by 6/29/2015. Defendants Amended Pleadings and Joinder of Parties due by 8/11/2015. Dispositive Motions due within 45 days of the close of discovery. The parties do no consent to the reference this case to a Magistrate Judge. ETT: 10-15 days. A jury trial has been demanded. (Daniel, J)

May 14, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney REED N COLFAX on behalf of Intervenor Defendants Cecilia Polanco, Luis Acosta, Star Wingate-Bey, Laura Ornelas, Kevin Mills, Angie Mills, Julia Nieves, Tamika Williams, Ramonia Jones, Intervenor Plaintiff Christopher Jackson (COLFAX, REED) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 29, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney GLENN SCHLACTUS on behalf of Intervenor Defendants Luis Acosta, Ramonia Jones, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey, Intervenor Plaintiff Christopher Jackson (SCHLACTUS, GLENN) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney SASHA M. SAMBERG-CHAMPION on behalf of Intervenor Defendants Luis Acosta, Ramonia Jones, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey, Intervenor Plaintiff Christopher Jackson (SAMBERG-CHAMPION, SASHA) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney LAURA J. GAZTAMBIDE-ARANDES on behalf of Intervenor Defendants Luis Acosta, Ramonia Jones, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey, Intervenor Plaintiff Christopher Jackson (GAZTAMBIDE-ARANDES, LAURA) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015 PACER
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MOTION to Intervene by Luis Acosta, Christopher Jackson, Ramonia Jones, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey. Responses due by 7/23/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Declarations, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Proposed Answer)(COLFAX, REED) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

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June 30, 2015 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM filed by Intervenor Defendants Luis Acosta, Ramonia Jones, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey, Intervenor Plaintiff Christopher Jackson re 39 MOTION to Intervene filed by Luis Acosta, Christopher Jackson, Ramonia Jones, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey. (COLFAX, REED) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney JACK HOLTZMAN on behalf of Intervenor Defendants LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey (HOLTZMAN, JACK) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney DANIEL ALAN M. RULEY on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (RULEY, DANIEL) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney ANDREW ALLEN FREEMAN on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (FREEMAN, ANDREW) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney WILLIAM ELLIS BOYLE by on behalf of STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(BOYLE, WILLIAM) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

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July 6, 2015 PACER

Motion Referred: RE: 44 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney - WILLIAM ELLIS BOYLE, to MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

July 6, 2015 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Protective Order by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

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MOTION to Stay Proceedings by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

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MEMORANDUM filed by Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY re 46 MOTION to Stay Proceedings In Support filed by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

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July 6, 2015 PACER

Motion Referred: RE: 45 Joint MOTION for Protective Order, to MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

July 7, 2015 PACER
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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 7/9/2015, that the motion (Docket Entry 44 ) is GRANTED. W. Ellis Boyle and Ellis Boyle Law, PLLC firm are withdrawn as counsel for Plaintiffs and are discharged from any further duties or responsibilities. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 07/09/2015)

July 9, 2015 PACER
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AGREED CONFIDENTIALITY AND PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 7/9/2015. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 07/09/2015)

July 9, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 39 MOTION to Intervene filed by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. Replies due by 8/7/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Students v Harvard Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Fisher v. Texas Order)(RULEY, DANIEL) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

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July 21, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 39 MOTION to Intervene filed by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. Replies due by 8/10/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4)(BRENNAN, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 07/22/2015)

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July 22, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 46 MOTION to Stay Proceedings filed by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. Replies due by 8/13/2015. (RULEY, DANIEL) (Entered: 07/27/2015)

July 27, 2015 PACER
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MOTION to Consolidate Briefing by LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, Angie Mills, Kevin Mills, Julia Nieves, Laura Ornelas, Cecilia Polanco, Tamika Williams, Star Wingate-Bey. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(COLFAX, REED) (Entered: 07/27/2015)

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July 27, 2015 PACER

Motions Submitted: 53 MOTION to Consolidate Briefing to JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS- (Williamson, Wanda)

July 28, 2015 PACER
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ORDER signed by JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS on 8/3/2015, granting (ECF No. 53 ) Unopposed Motion to Consolidate Briefing, and Proposed Intervenors are permitted to file a consolidated reply brief no more than fifteen pages in support of their Motion to Intervene. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 08/03/2015)

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REPLY, filed by Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY, to Response to 46 MOTION to Stay Proceedings (Oral Argument Requested) filed by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

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REPLY, filed by Intervenor Defendants LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY, to Response to 39 MOTION to Intervene filed by LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY. (COLFAX, REED) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

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NOTICE of Hearing: Master Trial Calendar: OCTOBER: Jury Trial set for 10/3/2016 at 09:30 AM in Unassigned Courtroom before UNASSIGNED Judge. Trial briefs and proposed instructions on the issues due 9/12/2016. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina) (Entered: 08/12/2015)

Aug. 12, 2015 PACER

Motions Submitted: 39 MOTION to Intervene, and 46 MOTION to Stay Proceedings, to JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

Aug. 13, 2015 PACER
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STIPULATION of Electronically Stored Information Discovery Protocol by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Protective Order (Amended) by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 08/28/2015)

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Aug. 28, 2015 PACER

Motion Referred: RE: 59 Joint MOTION for Protective Order (Amended), to MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

Aug. 31, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney CHRISTINE C. BISCHOFF on behalf of Intervenor Defendants LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY (BISCHOFF, CHRISTINE) (Main Document 60 replaced on 9/2/2015) (Sheets, Jamie). (Entered: 09/01/2015)

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AMENDED CONFIDENTIALITY AND PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 9/1/2015 as set out herein. (Sheets, Jamie) (Entered: 09/01/2015)

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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 9/8/2015, that the terms of the Stipulation of the Parties is hereby entered as an Order of this Court. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 09/08/2015)

Sept. 8, 2015 PACER
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Joint MOTION for to Discuss Case Management, Scheduling, and Related Considerations in Light of Defendants' Motion to Stay all Proceedings Status Conference by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 09/17/2015)

Sept. 17, 2015 PACER

Motion Submitted: 63 Joint MOTION for Status Conference to Discuss Case Management, Scheduling, and Related Considerations in Light of Defendants' Motion to Stay all Proceedings, to JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

Sept. 17, 2015 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 09/30/2015)

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Sept. 30, 2015 PACER

Motion Submitted: 64 Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings, to JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

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ORDER signed by JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS on 10/1/2015, that (i) the Joint Motion for Partial Stay of Proceedings (ECF No. 64 ) is GRANTED, that (ii) Defendants shall produce to plaintiff by December 31, 2015 the materials in the Stipulation entered as an Order of the Court on September 8, 2015 (ECF No. 62 ) and certain other agreed upon documents relating to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's admission policies from the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 admissions cycles that are partially responsive to Plaintiff's discovery requests; (iii) all other proceedings in this case be stayed pending the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981, with the exception that upon motion by either party the Magistrate Judge assigned to the case may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate to enforce the parties' agreed-upon discovery; and (iv) the parties be directed to meet and confer and notify the Court in writing of their respective positions on the course of continued proceedings within 14 days following issuance of a decision by the Supreme Court in Fisher II. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 10/01/2015)

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Suggestion of Subsequently Decided Authority re 56 Reply to Response to Motion, 50 Response in Opposition to Motion, 39 MOTION to Intervene, 40 Memorandum, by Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Opinion)(RULEY, DANIEL) (Entered: 12/29/2015)

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney CHRISTINE C. BISCHOFF by on behalf of LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY. Responses due by 4/8/2016 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(BISCHOFF, CHRISTINE) (Entered: 03/15/2016)

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March 15, 2016 PACER

Motion Referred: RE: 67 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney CHRISTINE C. BISCHOFF, to MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina)

March 15, 2016 PACER
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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 3/21/2016, that the motion (Docket Entry 67 ) is GRANTED. Christine Bischoff is withdrawn as counsel for Proposed Defendant-Intervenors and is discharged from any further duties or responsibilities. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 03/21/2016)

March 21, 2016 PACER
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JOINT MOTION for the Proposal on the Course of Continued Proceedings by ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/07/2016)

July 7, 2016 RECAP
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NOTICE by LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY of Pending Motion (COLFAX, REED) (Entered: 07/15/2016)

July 15, 2016 PACER
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Suggestion of Subsequently Decided Authority re 70 Notice (Other) by Defendants ROGER AIKEN, W. LOUIS BISSETTE, JR, JEFFERSON W. BROWN, W. LOWRY CAUDILL, PHILLIP L. CLAY, HAYWOOD D. COCHRANE, DONALD WILLIAMS CURTIS, JAMES W. DEAN, JR, CHARELS G. DUCKETT, STEPHEN M. FARMER, JOHN C. FENNEBRESQUE, CAROL L. FOLT, H. FRANK FRAINGER, HANNAH D. GAGE, ALSTON GARDNER, ANN B. GOODNIGHT, PETER T. GRAUER, PETER D. HANS, THOMAS J. HARRELSON, HENRY W. HINTON, JAMES L. HOLMES, JR, RODNEY E. HOOD, KELLY MATTHEWS HOPKINS, W. MARTY KOTIS, III, G. LEROY LAIL, SCOTT LAMPE, STEVEN LERNER, STEVEN B. LONG, JOAN G. MACNEILL, HARI H. MATH, MARY ANN MAXWELL, W. EDWIN MCMAHAN, W.G. CHAMPION MITCHELL, ANNA SPANGLER NELSON, ALEX PARKER, R. DOYLE PARRISH, JOAN TEMPLETON PERRY, THERENCE O. PICKETT, ANDREW HENRY POWELL, DAVID M. POWERS, ROBERT S. RIPPY, THOMAS W. ROSS, SALLIE SHUPING-RUSSELL, HARRY LEO SMITH, JR, J. CRAIG SOUZA, DWIGHT D. STONE, GEORGE A. SYWASSINK, RICHARD F. TAYLOR, RAIFORD TRASK, III, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PHILLIP D. WALKER, LAURA I. WILEY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A- SFFA v. President & Fellows of Harvard College)(BRENNAN, STEPHANIE) (Entered: 07/20/2016)

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July 20, 2016 PACER

Motions Referred: RE: 69 JOINT MOTION for the Proposal on the Course of Continued Proceedings, to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER (Williamson, Wanda)

July 28, 2016 PACER
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ORDER signed by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 8/1/2016, adopting the proposed discovery plan set forth in the parties' Joint Proposal on the Course of Continued Proceedings (Docket Entry 69 ). All discovery shall be completed by 12/1/2017. Any summary judgment motions shall be filed within 60 days from the close of discovery. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 08/01/2016)

Aug. 1, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF JURY TRIAL previously set for the October 2016 Master Calendar Term. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina) (Entered: 08/11/2016)

Aug. 11, 2016 PACER
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( Docketed in Error) NOTICE of Trial Calendar Jury Trial set for 10/3/2016 09:30 AM in Winston-Salem Courtroom #1 before JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS. (Winchester, Robin) Modified on 8/16/2016 (Winchester, Robin). (Entered: 08/16/2016)

Aug. 16, 2016 RECAP
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NOTICE of Hearing: Master Trial Calendar: OCTOBER: Jury Trial set for 10/2/2017 at 9:30 AM in Unassigned Courtroom before UNASSIGNED JUDGE. Trial briefs and proposed instructions on the issues due 9/11/2017. (Samuel-Priestley, Tina) (Entered: 09/09/2016)

Sept. 9, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING: Master Trial Calendar: OCTOBER: Jury Trial set for 10/1/2018 at 9:30 AM in Unassigned Courtroom before UNASSIGNED JUDGE. Trial briefs and proposed instructions on the issues due 9/10/2018.(Samuel-Priestley, Tina) (Entered: 09/16/2016)

Sept. 16, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney MICHAEL H. PARK on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (PARK, MICHAEL) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

Oct. 7, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney PATRICK STRAWBRIDGE on behalf of Plaintiff STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (STRAWBRIDGE, PATRICK) (Entered: 10/07/2016)

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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. Signed by JUDGE LORETTA C. BIGGS on 1/13/2017, that Proposed Intervenors' Motion to Intervene in Defense of UNC-Chapel Hill's Admissions Policy (ECF No. 39 ) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Proposed Intervenors' motion to intervene as of right under Rule 24(a) is DENIED. However, their motion for permissive intervention under Rule 24(b) is GRANTED. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 01/13/2017)

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Defendant-Intervenors' ANSWER to 1 Complaint by LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY. (GAZTAMBIDE-ARANDES, LAURA) (Entered: 02/02/2017)

Feb. 2, 2017 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Produce Documents Pursuant to the Amended Protective Order by UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. (SCUDDER, MICHAEL) (Entered: 04/14/2017)

April 14, 2017 PACER

Motions Referred: RE: 81 Joint MOTION to Produce Documents Pursuant to the Amended Protective Order to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER. (Kemp, Donita)

April 14, 2017 PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 81 Motion to Produce Documents Pursuant to the Amended Protective Order as set forth in motion. Issued by MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER on 4/17/2017. (Lee, Pedra)

April 17, 2017 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION to add Andrew Brennan as Defendant-Intervenor filed by LUIS ACOSTA, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON, RAMONIA JONES, ANGIE MILLS, KEVIN MILLS, JULIA NIEVES, LAURA ORNELAS, CECILIA POLANCE, TAMIKA WILLIAMS, STAR WINGATE-BEY. Response to Motion due by 6/2/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(GAZTAMBIDE-ARANDES, LAURA) Modified docket on 5/15/2017 to edit title of Motion. (Daniel, J) (Entered: 05/12/2017)

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Motions Referred: RE: 82 MOTION (Unopposed), to MAG/JUDGE JOE L. WEBSTER (Blay, Debbie)

May 15, 2017 PACER

State / Territory: North Carolina

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

University of North Carolina (North Carolina), Private Entity/Person

University of North Carolina, None

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Type of Facility:

Government-run