Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College et al Featured Case

Plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. alleged that Defendant Harvard College employed and are employing racially and ethnically discriminatory policies and procedures in administering the undergraduate admissions program at Harvard College in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the result of such policies and procedures, plaintiff contended that Harvard holds Asian Americans to a far higher standard than other students, while also capping admissions of Asian Americans to a predetermined racial balance.

Plaintiff: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.
Defendant: President and Fellows of Harvard College and The Honorable and Reverend The Board of Overseers
Case Number: 1:2014cv14176
Filed: November 17, 2014
Court: Massachusetts District Court
Office: Boston Office
County: Suffolk
Presiding Judge: Denise J. Casper
Nature of Suit: Other Civil Rights
Cause of Action: 28:1331
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Docket Report

We have record of the following docket entries for this case:

Date Filed#Document Text
September 22, 2017 364 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 363 Motion to Amend scheduling order (Folan, Karen)
September 20, 2017 363 Joint MOTION to Amend 335 Order on Motion to Amend,,, Scheduling Order by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Strawbridge, Patrick)
August 31, 2017 360 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. The Court is in receipt of letters from both parties. [ECF Nos. 355, 359]. Despite the fact that discovery had closed and SFFA had used all of its allotted party depositions, the Court allowed one additional deposition to go forward with the understanding that SFFA would bear all of the reasonable associated expenses, including Harvard's attorneys' fees. [ECF No. 351]. SFFA has not presented compelling grounds to reconsider that decision. The estimate provided by Harvard is not unreasonable on its face. SFFA may challenge the reasonableness of the fees and costs after they have accrued or forego the deposition, which again appears to seek information that is marginal, duplicative, and disproportionate.(Montes, Mariliz)
August 31, 2017 359 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard in Response to Aug. 23, 2017 Letter from SFFA . (Ellsworth, Felicia)
August 28, 2017 358 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 357 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
August 25, 2017 357 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Reply in Support of its Letter Motion Regarding Summary Sheets by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
August 23, 2017 355 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
August 11, 2017 354 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 353 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
August 11, 2017 353 MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Response to SFFA's Letter Motion regarding Summary Sheets by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
August 7, 2017 351 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. The Court is very reluctant to allow SFFA the additional deposition that it now seeks. [ECF No. 344]. The discovery period has ended. Further, the potential deponent clearly qualifies as a party, and SFFA has used all of its allotted party depositions. The testimony sought seems largely duplicative of information already obtained and of marginal utility. The Court would be well within its bounds to decline the request for the above reasons as well as other reasons set forth by Harvard in its opposition [ECF No. 347]. That being said, the Court is equally reluctant to force this case to go forward without a fully developed factual record, particularly where there is only one additional deposition sought and where Harvard arguably should have disclosed the name of the deponent earlier. Out of an abundance of caution and trying to fairly balance the interests of the parties, the Court will allow the deposition to go forward under the following conditions: the deposition will be limited to two (2) hours and will take place at a location and time convenient for the deponent and Harvard, with SFFA to bear all the costs of the deposition, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs incurred by Harvard. See San Francisco Health Plan v. McKesson Corp., 264 F.R.D. 20, 21 (D. Mass. 2010) (ordering party seeking additional depositions to pay associated costs because a balance must be struck between upholding the limitations of the rule and the reasons for those limitations on the one hand and counsel's judgment as to the needs of his or her case on the other). Alternatively, the parties can agree on a different format, including allowing the deponent to respond to written questions. (Montes, Mariliz)
August 7, 2017 350 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 349 Plaintiff's Assented-To Motion to File Under Seal Plaintiff's Letter Motion Regarding Summary Sheets (Montes, Mariliz)
August 7, 2017 349 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Letter Motion Regarding Summary Sheets by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
August 3, 2017 346 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 345 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
August 3, 2017 345 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Reply in Support of its August 1, 2017 Request for Judicial Intervention and Relief by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
August 2, 2017 343 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 342 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
August 2, 2017 342 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Response to SFFA's August 1, 2017 Letter by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
August 2, 2017 341 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 340 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
August 1, 2017 340 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Request for Judicial Intervention and Relief by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
July 11, 2017 339 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. On July 7, 2017, SFFA requested that the Court order certain witness depositions to be taken on a weekend or, alternatively, that those depositions be quashed. [ECF No. 338]. Although the Court strongly urges the parties to work to accommodate witness schedules, the Court will not require that depositions be taken on a weekend over the objection of either party. Further, an unwillingness to take depositions over a weekend does not justify quashing the depositions in their entirety.(Folan, Karen)
July 7, 2017 338 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA to Judge Burroughs (Emergency Request for Judicial Intervention and Relief re: scheduling dispute) . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
June 28, 2017 336 Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Fact Discovery to be completed by 8/4/2017, Dispositive Motions due by 6/15/2018, Oppositions due by 7/30/2018, Replies due by 8/30/2018. (Montes, Mariliz)
June 27, 2017 335 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 334 Motion to Amend. In light of the Court's extension of the fact discovery deadline until August 4, 2017 [ECF No. 326], the September 1, 2016 Scheduling Order [ECF No. 180] is amended as follows. Plaintiffs experts shall be designated and the information required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) shall be disclosed by October 3, 2017. Defendants experts shall be designated and the information required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) shall be disclosed by December 2, 2017. Plaintiffs rebuttal expert reports shall be disclosed by January 16, 2018. Defendants rebuttal expert reports shall be disclosed by February 26, 2018. All expert discovery, including expert depositions, shall be completed by May 1, 2018. All dispositive motions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 shall be filed by June 15, 2018. Opposition briefs shall be filed by July 30, 2018. Reply briefs shall be filed by August 30, 2018. (Folan, Karen)
June 27, 2017 334 Joint MOTION to Amend September 1, 2016 Amended Scheduling Order by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
June 21, 2017 332 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 331 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
June 21, 2017 331 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Letter to the Court regarding June 6, 2017 Discovery Order by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
June 16, 2017 329 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 327 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
June 16, 2017 327 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Reply Letter in support of its Letter Motion regarding Performance Reports by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
June 2, 2017 325 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. "...Accordingly, Harvards motion for partial judgment on the pleadings as to Count IV and VI [ECF No. 185] is GRANTED. SO ORDERED."(Folan, Karen)
June 2, 2017 324 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. "...Accordingly, Harvards motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction [ECF No. 187] is DENIED. SO ORDERED."(Folan, Karen)
May 31, 2017 323 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 322 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
May 31, 2017 322 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Response Letter to SFFA's Letter Motion regarding Performance Reports by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
May 30, 2017 321 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered re 320 Stipulation, filed by Boston Public Schools, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Folan, Karen)
May 26, 2017 320 STIPULATION re 307 Order on Motion to Quash,,,,, (Joint Stipulation between SFFA and Boston Latin School re: SFFA's Subpoena for Documents and Testimony) by Boston Public Schools, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Caldwell, Benjamin)
May 24, 2017 319 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA in response to Harvard's letter of May 23 regarding stay of discovery deadlines. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
May 23, 2017 318 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard in Response to the May 19, 2017 Letter 315 from SFFA. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
May 22, 2017 316 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 314 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
May 19, 2017 315 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA requesting stay of discovery deadlines. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
May 19, 2017 314 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA'S Letter Motion Requesting Production of Performance Reports by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
May 11, 2017 312 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 311 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
May 10, 2017 311 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Reply in Support of its Letter Motion Regarding Depositions and Custodians by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
May 9, 2017 307 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered Boston Latin's motion to quash SFFA's subpoena to BLS [ECF No. 272] is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. BLS will not be required to produce documents or information that were prepared by or shared with Harvard. However, BLS is hereby ordered to produce the following: (1) documents from the Relevant Period prepared by BLS concerning the racial composition of applicants, admitted persons, or enrollees to Harvard, excluding documents that merely aggregate statistical information; (2) all internal communications from the Relevant Period by or among BLS employees or agents regarding Harvard's use of race in the admissions process; (3) any documents from the Relevant Period that describe any alleged discrimination by Harvard against persons of Asian descent in the college admissions process; and (4) all non-privileged communications during the Relevant Period concerning SFFA or this litigation. Furthermore, SFFA may depose a BLS representative. The motion to quash is otherwise granted. This is meant to minimize the burden on non-party BLS, while also ensuring the availability of information and the integrity of the discovery process. (Montes, Mariliz) Modified on 5/9/2017 NEF Regenerated.(Montes, Mariliz).
May 5, 2017 306 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered denying as moot 304 Motion to Seal. (Folan, Karen)
May 5, 2017 305 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. SFFAs motions to quash certain subpoenas [ECF Nos. 255, 260] are DENIED. SFFA failed to meet its burden under Fed. R. Civ. P. 45(d)(3). Because of the broad understanding of what constitutes relevant discovery, it is very unusual for a court to prohibit the taking of a deposition altogether. Green v. Cosby, 152 F. Supp. 3d 31, 35 (D. Mass. 2015), modified on reconsideration on other grounds, 160 F. Supp. 3d 431 (D. Mass. 2016) (quoting E.E.O.C. v. FreudenbergNOK Gen. P'ship, No. 07 Civ. 406, 2009 WL 909571, at *3 (D.N.H. Apr. 3, 2009)). Moreover, at this stage, the Court will not unduly fetter the parties ability to develop a complete factual record. (Folan, Karen)
May 5, 2017 304 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Emergency Application by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
May 2, 2017 303 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA to Judge Burroughs Requesting Status Conference This Week to Address Urgent Discovery Matters . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
May 1, 2017 302 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 300 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
April 28, 2017 301 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 299 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
April 28, 2017 300 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Response Letter to SFFA's April 12, 2017 Letter Motion re Depositions and Custodians by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
April 27, 2017 299 Assented to MOTION to Seal Reply Memoranda in Support of SFFA's Two Pending Motions to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 27, 2017 298 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 295 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)
April 26, 2017 295 Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memoranda in Support of SFFA's Two Pending Motions to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 20, 2017 294 Opposition re 272 First MOTION to Quash Plaintiff's Subpoena to BLS filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Subpoena to Boston Latin School, # 2 Notice of Subpoena to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, # 3 Notice of Subpoena to Stuyvesant High School, # 4 Notice of Subpoena to Monta Vista High School)(Strawbridge, Patrick)
April 19, 2017 293 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 292 Harvard's Assented- Motion to File Under Seal Harvard's Oppositions to SFFA's Motions to Compel (Montes, Mariliz)
April 18, 2017 292 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Oppositions to SFFA's Motions to Compel Production of Unredacted Documents and Application Files by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
April 14, 2017 291 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard in Response to Letter from SFFA (Dkt. 288). (Ellsworth, Felicia)
April 12, 2017 288 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA to Judge Burroughs Requesting Conference. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
April 11, 2017 283 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 282 Plaintiff's Assented-To Motion to File Under Seal Plaintiff's Letter Motion Regarding Depositions and Custodians. (Montes, Mariliz)
April 11, 2017 282 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Letter Motion Regarding Depositions and Custodians by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 10, 2017 281 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 280 Plaintiff's Assented-to Motion to File Under Seal Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for a Protective Order and to Quash Deposition Notices (Montes, Mariliz)
April 10, 2017 280 Assented to MOTION to Seal Reply Memorandum in Support of SFFA's Motion for a Protective Order and to Quash Deposition Notices by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 10, 2017 279 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 275 Assented-To Motion to Under Seal Two Motions to Compel; granting 278 Plaintiff's Assented-To Motion for Leave to File a Reply Memorandum in Support of Its Motion for a Protective Order and to Quash Deposition Notices ; 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)
April 10, 2017 278 Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of SFFA's Motion for a Protective Order and to Quash Deposition Notices by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 10, 2017 277 Notice of correction to docket made by Court staff. Correction: Docket 272 corrected by detaching memorandum and it's exhibit and re-docketing as a separate docket entry. (Montes, Mariliz)
April 7, 2017 275 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Motions to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 6, 2017 276 MEMORANDUM in Support of 272 First MOTION to Quash Plaintiff's Subpoena to BLS filed by Boston Public Schools. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Montes, Mariliz)
April 6, 2017 272 First MOTION to Quash Plaintiff's Subpoena to BLS by Boston Public Schools.(Seich, Jennifer) (Main Document 272 replaced on 4/10/2017) (Montes, Mariliz).
April 3, 2017 271 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 270 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
April 3, 2017 270 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document SFFA's Reply in Support of its Motion to Quash Subpoenas and Deposition Notices or for a Protective Order by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 3, 2017 269 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 268 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
April 3, 2017 268 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Harvard's Opposition to SFFA's Motion for a Protective Order and to Quash Deposition Notices by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
April 3, 2017 267 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 265 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)
March 31, 2017 265 Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of SFFA's Motion to Quash Subpoenas and Deposition Notices or for a Protective Order by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
March 29, 2017 264 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 263 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
March 28, 2017 263 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document Opposition to SFFA's Motion to Quash Subpoenas and Deposition Notices or For a Protective Order by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
March 21, 2017 259 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 258 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
March 21, 2017 258 Assented to MOTION to Seal Motion for a Protective Order and to Quash Deposition Notices by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
March 15, 2017 254 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 253 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
March 13, 2017 253 Assented to MOTION to Seal Motion to Quash Subpoenas and Deposition Notices or for a Protective Order by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
March 13, 2017 252 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered granting 251 Motion for Order. (Folan, Karen)
March 13, 2017 251 Assented to MOTION for Order to Produce Applicant Files by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order for Application Files)(Ellsworth, Felicia)
February 8, 2017 250 NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth C. Mooney on behalf of President and Fellows of Harvard College (Mooney, Elizabeth)
February 8, 2017 249 NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew S. Dulberg on behalf of President and Fellows of Harvard College (Dulberg, Andrew)
February 3, 2017 246 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 245 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
February 2, 2017 245 Joint MOTION to Seal Letters Regarding Production Of Reviewer Comments by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
January 18, 2017 244 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered 230 Motion for Leave to Participate As Amici Curiae is GRANTED. The students J.F. and M.A. are allowed to participate in this matter as amici curiae alongside the current amici curiae and under the same terms and conditions. [ECF No. 52]. (Montes, Mariliz)
January 5, 2017 240 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA regarding discovery matters. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
January 3, 2017 239 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 238 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
January 3, 2017 238 Assented to MOTION to Seal Reply Memoranda in Support of SFFA's Two Pending Motions to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
December 22, 2016 237 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 236 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)
December 22, 2016 236 Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memoranda in Support of SFFA's Two Pending Motions to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
December 19, 2016 232 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 231 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
December 19, 2016 231 MOTION to Seal Oppositions to SFFA's Motions to Compel by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
December 12, 2016 230 MOTION for Leave to File to Participate as Amici Curiae 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, # 2 Exhibit)(Culleen, Lawrence)
December 12, 2016 229 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 228 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Nicole K. Ochi. 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. (Montes, Mariliz)
December 12, 2016 228 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Nicole Gon Ochi Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-6410623 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 Declaration)(Cregor, Matthew)
December 5, 2016 223 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 222 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
December 1, 2016 222 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Motions to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
November 8, 2016 220 REPLY to Response to 187 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Redacted) filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Waxman, Seth) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/8/2016: # 1 Sealed Reply Memorandum in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss) (Montes, Mariliz).
November 4, 2016 219 DECLARATION re Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/8/2016: # 6 Exhibit A (sealed)) (Montes, Mariliz).
November 4, 2016 218 REPLY to Response to 185 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings on Counts IV and VI filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Waxman, Seth)
November 3, 2016 217 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 213 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
November 3, 2016 216 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 212 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)
November 3, 2016 215 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 211 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)
November 3, 2016 213 MOTION to Seal Document Reply Memorandum and Exhibit in Support of Motion to Dismiss by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
November 3, 2016 212 MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
November 3, 2016 211 MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
November 1, 2016 210 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 209 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
November 1, 2016 209 Assented to MOTION to Seal SFFA's Unredacted Letter to J. Burroughs and accompanying documents by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
October 24, 2016 206 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 201 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
October 21, 2016 205 DECLARATION re 204 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion (Redacted) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Redacted), # 2 Exhibit B (Redacted), # 3 Exhibit C (Redacted), # 4 Exhibit D (Redacted), # 5 Exhibit E (Redacated), # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G (Redacted), # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J (Redacted), # 11 Exhibit K (Redacted), # 12 Exhibit L (Redacted), # 13 Exhibit M (Redacted), # 14 Exhibit N (Redacted), # 15 Exhibit O (Redacted), # 16 Exhibit P (Redacted), # 17 Exhibit Q (Redacted), # 18 Exhibit R (Redacted), # 19 Exhibit S (Redacted), # 20 Exhibit T (Redacted), # 21 Exhibit U)(Consovoy, William) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/27/2016: # 22 Sealed Version: Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss, # 23 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit A to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 24 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit B to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 25 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit C to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 26 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit D to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 27 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit E to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 28 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit F to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 29 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit G to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 30 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit H to Declaraiton of W. S. Convoy, # 31 Sealed Exhibit I to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 32 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit J to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 33 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit K to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 34 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit L to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 35 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit M to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 36 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit N to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 37 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit O to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 38 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit P to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 39 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit Q to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 40 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit R to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 41 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit S to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 42 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit T to Declaration of W. S. Convoy, # 43 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit U to Declaration of W. S. Convoy) (Montes, Mariliz).
October 21, 2016 204 MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 187 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Redacted) filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Consovoy, William) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/27/2016: # 1 Sealed MEMORANDUM in Opposition 187 MOTION to Dismiss) (Montes, Mariliz).
October 21, 2016 203 DECLARATION re 202 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Redacted))(Consovoy, William) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/27/2016: # 2 Exhibit Sealed Exhibit to the Declaration of William S. Consovoy) (Montes, Mariliz).
October 21, 2016 202 MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 185 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings on Counts IV and VI (Redacted) filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Consovoy, William) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/27/2016: # 1 Sealed- Memorandum in Opposition for Judgment on the Pleadings) (Montes, Mariliz).
October 20, 2016 201 Assented to MOTION to Seal Document (Opposition Memorandums and Supporting Materials) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
October 20, 2016 200 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard regarding document production. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
October 19, 2016 199 MEMORANDUM in Support re 185 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings on Counts IV and VI 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. (Culleen, Lawrence)
October 6, 2016 197 ELECTRONIC ENDORSEMENT APPROVING 196 Stipulation to Enlarge Time to File an Opposition, filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Folan, Karen)
October 5, 2016 196 STIPULATION re 187 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction , 185 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings on Counts IV and VI (Stipulation to Enlarge Time to File an Opposition) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Caldwell, Benjamin)
October 3, 2016 194 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)
October 3, 2016 193 Transcript of Status Conference held on September 6, 2016, 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: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com Redaction Request due 10/24/2016. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/3/2016. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/2/2017. (Scalfani, Deborah)
September 30, 2016 192 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA in Response to Harvard's Letter of September 29, 2016. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
September 29, 2016 191 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard in response to SFFA's letter/request (Dkt. 189). (Waxman, Seth)
September 26, 2016 190 MEMORANDUM in Support re 187 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Redacted) filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Waxman, Seth) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/27/2016: # 1 (Unredacted) Memorandum in Supp.) (Montes, Mariliz).
September 26, 2016 189 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA in response to motions filed by Harvard. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
September 23, 2016 188 DECLARATION re 187 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I)(Ellsworth, Felicia) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/27/2016: # 10 Exhibit A (unredacted), # 11 Exhibit B (unredacted), # 12 Exhibit C (unredacted), # 13 Exhibit E (unredcted), # 14 Exhibit F (unredacted), # 15 Exhibit G (unredacted)) (Montes, Mariliz).
September 23, 2016 187 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
September 23, 2016 186 MEMORANDUM in Support re 185 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings on Counts IV and VI filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Waxman, Seth)
September 23, 2016 185 MOTION for Judgment on the Pleadings on Counts IV and VI by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
September 23, 2016 184 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 183 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
September 22, 2016 183 Assented to MOTION to Seal Memorandum and Supporting Materials in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
September 7, 2016 181 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER on Various Discovery Disputes entered. (Montes, Mariliz)
September 6, 2016 182 Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: Status Conference held on 9/6/2016. Colloquy re: pending motion, discovery issues, depositions, confidentiality designations. (Court Reporter: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com.)(Attorneys present: various) (Folan, Karen)
September 1, 2016 180 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered. AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 9/15/2016; Fact Discovery to be completed by 6/20/2017 Dispositive Motions due by 3/2/2018. (Montes, Mariliz)
September 1, 2016 179 NOTICE of Appearance by Oren M. Sellstrom 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 (Sellstrom, Oren)
August 31, 2016 178 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 177 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Daniel Winik. 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. (Montes, Mariliz)
August 30, 2016 177 Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Daniel Winik Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-6270154 by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
August 29, 2016 176 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Hearing. Status Conference set for 9/6/2016 09:30 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. Status Conference to address disputed issues with respect to Harvard's production of various databases.(Folan, Karen)
August 11, 2016 175 Letter/request (non-motion) from Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
August 4, 2016 174 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)
August 4, 2016 173 Transcript of Status Conference held on July 20, 2016, 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: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com Redaction Request due 8/25/2016. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/5/2016. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/2/2016. (Scalfani, Deborah)
July 28, 2016 172 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA to Judge Burroughs responding to Harvard's 7.27.16 Letter . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
July 27, 2016 171 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard regarding Scope of Discovery. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 20, 2016 170 Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: Status Conference held on 7/20/2016. Colloquy re: discovery. (Court Reporter: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com.)(Attorneys present: Consovoy, Ellsworth, Waxman, Strawbridge, Cregor) (Folan, Karen)
July 20, 2016 167 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 166 Motion to Seal SFFA's Unredacted Letter to J. Burroughs by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Montes, Mariliz)
July 20, 2016 166 MOTION to Seal SFFA's Unredacted Letter to J. Burroughs by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
July 19, 2016 165 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 164 Motion to Seal. (Folan, Karen)
July 19, 2016 164 Assented to MOTION to Seal Unredacted Letter by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 11, 2016 161 NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew M. Cregor 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 (Cregor, Matthew)
July 8, 2016 160 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 159 Motion to Seal Document. (Folan, Karen)
July 8, 2016 159 MOTION to Seal Document (SFFA's letter to Judge Burroughs dated 7.8.16) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
July 8, 2016 158 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 157 Defendant's Motion to File Under Seal Defendant's Unredacted Letter Regarding Implication of Fisher II for this Litigation. (Montes, Mariliz)
July 8, 2016 157 MOTION to Seal Letter by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
June 27, 2016 156 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Hearing. Status Conference set for 7/20/2016 03:15 PM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen)
June 17, 2016 155 NOTICE of Appearance by William F. Lee on behalf of President and Fellows of Harvard College (Lee, William)
May 18, 2016 154 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard Regarding Discovery of SFFA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Yoga Source v. Choudhury, # 2 Exhibit SFFA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws)(Ellsworth, Felicia)
May 10, 2016 153 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)
May 10, 2016 152 Transcript of Status Conference held on April 29, 2016, 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: Cheryl Dahlstrom at cheryldahlstrom@comcast.net Redaction Request due 5/31/2016. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/10/2016. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/8/2016. (Scalfani, Deborah)
April 29, 2016 151 Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: Status Conference held on 4/29/2016. Parties will have two weeks after Fisher to file a letter to the court. Colloquy re: discovery dispute. (Court Reporter: Cheryl Dahlstrom at cheryldahlstrom@comcast.net.)(Attorneys present: various) (Folan, Karen)
April 29, 2016 150 Letter/request (non-motion) from Students for Fair Admissions . (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Ex A, # 2 Exhibit Ex B, # 3 Affidavit Ex C, # 4 Affidavit Ex D, # 5 Affidavit Ex E)(Consovoy, William)
April 22, 2016 149 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 148 Motion to Continue Status Conference set for 4/29/2016 02:30 PM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen)
April 21, 2016 148 MOTION to Continue Status Conference of April 25, 2016 to April 29, 2016 (UNOPPOSED) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
April 15, 2016 147 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard Regarding Discovery of SFFA . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5)(Ellsworth, Felicia)
March 11, 2016 146 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: STAY ORDER entered. ( Status Conference set for 4/25/2016 02:00 PM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs.)(Folan, Karen)
March 4, 2016 144 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)
March 4, 2016 143 Transcript of Status Conference held on February 25, 2016, 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: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com Redaction Request due 3/25/2016. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/4/2016. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/2/2016. (Scalfani, Deborah)
March 3, 2016 142 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 141 Motion to Seal Document (Folan, Karen)
March 2, 2016 141 MOTION to Seal Document (SFFA's Reply to Harvard's February 29, 2016 Letter) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
March 1, 2016 139 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 138 Defendant's Motion to File Under Seal Harvard's February 29, 2016 letter (Montes, Mariliz)
February 29, 2016 138 MOTION to Seal Document Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to Court regarding Database Fields by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
February 25, 2016 137 Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: Status Conference held on 2/25/2016. Colloquy re: production of documents, protective order. (Further Status Conference set for 3/30/2016 10:00 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs.). (Court Reporter: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com.)(Attorneys present: Park, Caldwell, Strawbridge, Ellsworth, Fox) (Folan, Karen)
February 22, 2016 136 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard regarding SFFA's February 1, 2016 Letter . (Ellsworth, Felicia)
February 10, 2016 135 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 134 Motion to Seal Document. (Folan, Karen)
February 10, 2016 134 MOTION to Seal Document (SFFA's Reply to Harvard's February 5, 2016 Letter) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/10/2016: # 1 Exhibit) (Folan, Karen).
February 9, 2016 132 Notice of correction to docket made by Court staff. Correction: Dockets 65 , 118 and 124 corrected: documents were replaced by counsel with identical documents, as he noticed the redacted material (from the original documents), was compromised as a result of hidden metadata. (Montes, Mariliz)
February 8, 2016 131 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 130 Motion to Seal (Folan, Karen)
February 5, 2016 130 MOTION to Seal Response to SFFA's Jan. 27, 2016 Letter by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
February 3, 2016 129 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)
February 3, 2016 128 Transcript of Status Conference held on January 28, 2016, 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: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com Redaction Request due 2/24/2016. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/7/2016. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/3/2016. (Scalfani, Deborah)
February 2, 2016 126 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 125 Plaintiff's Motion to Seal Document (Montes, Mariliz)
February 1, 2016 125 MOTION to Seal Document (SFFA's letter to Judge Burroughs dated 2.1.16) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
February 1, 2016 124 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA to Judge Burroughs . (Caldwell, Benjamin) (Main Document 124 replaced on 2/9/2016) (Montes, Mariliz).
January 28, 2016 123 Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Judge Allison D. Burroughs: Status Conference held on 1/28/2016. Colloquy re: discovery. ( Further Status Conference set for 2/25/2016 11:00 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs.). (Court Reporter: Carol Scott at carollynnscott@cs.com.)(Attorneys present: Park, Caldwell, Strawbridge, Waxman, Ellsworth) (Folan, Karen)
January 27, 2016 121 Letter/request (non-motion) from Harvard In Response to Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA . (Ellsworth, Felicia)
January 27, 2016 120 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 119 Motion to Seal Document. (Folan, Karen)
January 27, 2016 119 MOTION to Seal Document (SFFA's Letter to Judge Burroughs) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
January 27, 2016 118 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA to Judge Burroughs . (Caldwell, Benjamin)
January 7, 2016 117 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Hearing. Status Conference set for 1/28/2016 10:00 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen)
December 31, 2015 116 MANDATE of USCA as to 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.. Appeal 60 Terminated (Paine, Matthew)
December 9, 2015 115 USCA Judgment as to 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. AFFIRMED. (Paine, Matthew)
December 9, 2015 114 Featured Case OPINION of USCA as to 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)
October 30, 2015 113 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Production (ECF No. 64) is DENIED as MOOT with leave to renew. The issue of whether a sample of alumni interviewers should be identified and/or deposed will be addressed at a status conference to be held shortly following the First Circuit's decision regarding intervention. (Montes, Mariliz)
October 23, 2015 112 RESPONSE TO COURT ORDER by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. re 110 Order on Motion to Stay,, Order on Motion for Protective Order,,, . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
October 23, 2015 111 RESPONSE TO COURT ORDER by President and Fellows of Harvard College Regarding The Proposed Scope Of Discovery During A Stay Pending Resolution Of Fisher II. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
October 9, 2015 110 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered The Proposed Defendant-Intervenors Motion to Stay [ECF No. 90] is ALLOWED IN PART and DENIED IN PART, and Harvards Motion to Stay [ECF No. 58] is also ALLOWED IN PART and DENIED IN PART, as set forth in the accompanying Order. And in light of the Court's ruling, Harvards Emergency Motion for a Protective Order and a Temporary Stay of Depositions [ECF No. 104] is DENIED AS MOOT. (Montes, Mariliz)
October 7, 2015 109 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 103 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Michael H. Park. 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)
October 1, 2015 108 Notice of correction to docket made by Court staff. Correction: Docket 104 corrected by detaching Memorandum and re-filing it as a separate docket entry. (Montes, Mariliz)
October 1, 2015 106 DECLARATION re 105 Opposition to Motion for Protective Order by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4)(Strawbridge, Patrick)
October 1, 2015 105 Opposition re 104 Emergency MOTION for Protective Order filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
September 30, 2015 107 MEMORANDUM in Support re 104 Emergency MOTION for Protective Order filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Montes, Mariliz)
September 30, 2015 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).
September 28, 2015 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)
September 1, 2015 102 Letter/request (non-motion) from SFFA Requesting Telephonic Conference . (Strawbridge, Patrick)
August 18, 2015 101 SUR-REPLY to Motion re 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
August 18, 2015 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)
August 17, 2015 99 RESPONSE to Motion re 90 MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
August 14, 2015 98 Opposition re 90 MOTION to Stay Proceedings Pending Appeal filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
August 14, 2015 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)
August 7, 2015 96 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)
August 7, 2015 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)
August 7, 2015 94 REPLY to Response to 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Caldwell, Benjamin)
August 7, 2015 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)
August 6, 2015 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)
August 5, 2015 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)
August 5, 2015 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)
July 31, 2015 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)
July 30, 2015 88 DECLARATION re 86 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Compel (McGrath) by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 30, 2015 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).
July 30, 2015 86 MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 30, 2015 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)
July 30, 2015 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)
July 28, 2015 83 Supplemental Opposition re 58 MOTION to Stay filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
July 28, 2015 82 NOTICE by President and Fellows of Harvard College re 58 MOTION to Stay - Supplemental Submission (Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 23, 2015 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)
July 23, 2015 78 REPLY to Response to 58 MOTION to Stay filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 21, 2015 77 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)
July 21, 2015 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)
July 21, 2015 75 NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Rahsaan D. Hall (Hall, Rahsaan)
July 21, 2015 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)
July 21, 2015 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)
July 21, 2015 72 MOTION to Seal by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
July 20, 2015 71 Opposition re 58 MOTION to Stay filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
July 17, 2015 70 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 67 Motion to Seal (Montes, Mariliz)
July 17, 2015 67 MOTION to Seal Exhibit and Unredacted Memorandum of Law Associated with Motion to Compel by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
July 16, 2015 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)
July 16, 2015 65 MEMORANDUM in Support re 64 MOTION to Compel Production filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Caldwell, Benjamin)
July 16, 2015 64 MOTION to Compel Production by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
July 15, 2015 63 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)
July 14, 2015 62 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)
July 14, 2015 61 Certified and Transmitted Abbreviated Electronic Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re 60 Notice of Appeal. (Paine, Matthew)
July 13, 2015 60 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)
July 6, 2015 59 MEMORANDUM in Support re 58 MOTION to Stay filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Waxman, Seth)
July 6, 2015 58 MOTION to Stay by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
July 1, 2015 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)
June 30, 2015 56 MOTION to Continue Status Conference (UNOPPOSED) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
June 25, 2015 55 Judge Allison D. Burroughs: ORDER entered. STIPULATION PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING DISCLOSURE AND USE OF DISCOVERY MATERIALS(Montes, Mariliz)
June 25, 2015 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)
June 25, 2015 53 Joint MOTION for Protective Order (Stipulated) by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
June 15, 2015 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)
May 27, 2015 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)
May 27, 2015 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)
May 27, 2015 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)
May 26, 2015 48 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)
May 26, 2015 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)
May 26, 2015 46 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)
May 26, 2015 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)
May 19, 2015 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)
May 19, 2015 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)
May 18, 2015 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)
May 18, 2015 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)
May 15, 2015 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)
May 15, 2015 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)
May 13, 2015 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)
May 13, 2015 37 MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 30 MOTION to Intervene In Defense of Harvard's Admission Policy filed by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Consovoy, William)
May 13, 2015 36 NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick Strawbridge on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Strawbridge, Patrick)
May 4, 2015 35 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)
April 30, 2015 34 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)
April 29, 2015 33 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)
April 29, 2015 32 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)
April 29, 2015 31 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)
April 29, 2015 30 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)
April 29, 2015 29 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)
April 23, 2015 28 CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 . (Sanford, Paul)
April 23, 2015 27 CERTIFICATION pursuant to Local Rule 16.1 (d)(3). (Ellsworth, Felicia)
April 23, 2015 26 JOINT STATEMENT of counsel pursuant to Federal Rule 26(f) and Local Rule 16.1(d). (Sanford, Paul)
March 18, 2015 25 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)
March 16, 2015 24 Assented to MOTION to Continue Intial Scheduling Conference to 04/30/2015 by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Ellsworth, Felicia)
March 13, 2015 23 ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING Scheduling Conference RESET for 4/23/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 17 before Judge Allison D. Burroughs. (Folan, Karen)
March 12, 2015 22 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Reassignment. Judge Allison D. Burroughs added. Judge Denise J. Casper no longer assigned to case. (Abaid, Kimberly)
March 3, 2015 21 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)
March 2, 2015 20 MOTION to Continue Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference (UNOPPOSED) by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Caldwell, Benjamin)
February 19, 2015 19 Judge Denise J. Casper: ORDER entered. Standing Order Re: Courtroom Opportunities for Relatively Inexperienced Attorneys(Hourihan, Lisa)
February 19, 2015 18 NOTICE of Scheduling Conference Scheduling Conference set for 3/23/2015 02:30 PM in Courtroom 11 before Judge Denise J. Casper. (Hourihan, Lisa)
February 18, 2015 17 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)
January 9, 2015 16 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Defendant The Board of Overseers of Harvard College Only by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Sanford, Paul)
December 23, 2014 15 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)
December 22, 2014 14 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)
December 19, 2014 13 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)
December 19, 2014 12 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)
December 19, 2014 11 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Ellsworth, Felicia)
December 19, 2014 10 NOTICE of Appearance by Felicia H. Ellsworth on behalf of President and Fellows of Harvard College (Ellsworth, Felicia)
December 4, 2014 9 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)
November 18, 2014 8 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)
November 17, 2014 7 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)
November 17, 2014 6 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)
November 17, 2014 5 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)
November 17, 2014 4 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.. (Sanford, Paul)
November 17, 2014 3 NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin C. Caldwell on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Caldwell, Benjamin)
November 17, 2014 2 NOTICE of Appearance by Paul M Sanford on behalf of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (Sanford, Paul)
November 17, 2014 1 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)

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