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

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-707 M.D.N.C. 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 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 of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. submitted.
Nov 22 2021The motions to extend the time to file responses are granted in part, and the time is extended to and including December 20, 2021.