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

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-707 M.D.N.C. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2022

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 reject a race-neutral alternative because it would change the composition of the student body, without proving that the alternative would cause a dramatic sacrifice in academic quality or the educational benefits of overall student-body diversity.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 11 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due December 15, 2021)
Nov 11 2021Motion to expedite briefing of the petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed by petitioner Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.
Nov 18 2021Motion of The University of North Carolina et al. to extend the time to file a response from December 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 18 2021Response to motion to expedite from respondent The University of North Carolina et al. filed.
Nov 19 2021Motion of Cecilia Polanco, et al. to extend the time to file a response from December 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 19 2021Response to motion to expedite from respondent Cecilia Polanco, et al. filed.
Nov 19 2021Reply in Support of Motion to Expedite and Opposition to Motions for an Extension filed.
Nov 22 2021The motion of The University of North Carolina, et al. to extend the time to file a response is granted in part, and the time is extended to and including December 20, 2021.
Nov 22 2021The motion of Cecilia Polanco, et al. to extend the time to file a response is granted in part, and the time is extended to and including December 20, 2021.
Dec 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of Californians for Equal Rights Foundation filed.
Dec 13 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professor David Bernstein filed.
Dec 14 2021Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Officials of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights filed.
Dec 14 2021Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Dec 14 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Scholars filed.
Dec 15 2021Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Justice Center filed.
Dec 15 2021Brief amici curiae of Asian American Coalition for Education and the Asian American Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 15 2021Brief amici curiae of Speech First and Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 15 2021Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Dec 15 2021Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Dec 15 2021Brief amici curiae of Oklahoma, et al. filed.
Dec 20 2021Waiver of the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition under Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 20 2021Brief of respondents Cecilia Polanco, et al. in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2021Brief of respondents University respondents in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 23 2021Reply of petitioner Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 10 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/14/2022.
Jan 18 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/21/2022.
Jan 24 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 20-1199 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.
Jan 24 2022Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 20-1199. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 20-1199. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”