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

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1199 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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 violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act by penalizing Asian-American applicants, engaging in racial balancing, overemphasizing race and rejecting workable race-neutral alternatives.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 25 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 31, 2021)
Mar 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 31, 2021 to May 17, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 17, 2021.
Mar 23 2021Brief amici curiae of Gail Heriot and Peter N. Kirsanow filed.
Mar 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Mar 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professor David E. Bernstein filed.
Mar 26 2021Brief amicus curiae of Economists in Support of Petitioner filed.
Mar 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Scholars filed.
Mar 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of Speech First filed.
Mar 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of The State of Texas filed.
Mar 30 2021Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, Reason Foundation, Center for Equal Opportunity, Individual Rights Foundation, Chinese American Citizens Alliance - Greater New York, Coalition for TJ, and Yi Fang Chen filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of State of Oklahoma filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Richard Sander in support of neither filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of The Asian American Coalition For Education and The Asian American Legal Foundation filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Californians for Equal Rights Foundation filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Former Federal Officials of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights filed.
Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Liberty Justice Center filed.