No. 20-1199
Vide 21-707
Title:Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., Petitioner
v.
President and Fellows of Harvard College
Docketed:March 1, 2021
Linked with 21A393
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
   Case Numbers:(19-2005)
   Decision Date:November 12, 2020
   Rehearing Denied:
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:
Questions Presented

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 25 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 31, 2021)
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Mar 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 31, 2021 to May 17, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
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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.
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Mar 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
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Mar 25 2021Brief amicus curiae of Professor David E. Bernstein filed.
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Mar 26 2021Brief amicus curiae of Economists in Support of Petitioner filed.
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Mar 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Scholars filed.
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Mar 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of Speech First filed.
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Mar 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed.
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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.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of State of Oklahoma, et al. filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Richard Sander in support of neither filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amici curiae of The Asian American Coalition For Education and The Asian American Legal Foundation filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Californians for Equal Rights Foundation filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of Former Federal Officials of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights filed.
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Mar 31 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Liberty Justice Center filed.
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May 17 2021Brief of respondent President and Fellows of Harvard College in opposition filed.
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May 19 2021Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.
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May 24 2021Reply of petitioner Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
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May 25 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/10/2021.
Jun 14 2021The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Dec 08 2021Amicus brief of United States not accepted for filing. (December 09, 2021 - to be corrected and reprinted)
Dec 08 2021Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
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Dec 21 2021Supplemental brief of respondent President and Fellows of Harvard College filed. (Distributed)
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Dec 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 22 2021Supplemental brief of petitioner Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
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Jan 10 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/14/2022.
Jan 18 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/21/2022.
Jan 24 2022Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 21-707 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.”
Feb 02 2022Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed. VIDED.
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Feb 02 2022Application (21A393) of petitioner to file consolidated opening and reply briefs on the merits in excess of the word limits, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED.
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Feb 04 2022Joint motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 2, 2022. The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including July 25, 2022. VIDED.
Feb 07 2022Notice of Change of Address of Speech First not accepted for filing. (February 15, 2022)
Feb 08 2022Application (21A393) of petitioner to file consolidated opening and reply briefs on the merits in excess of the word limits granted by The Chief Justice. VIDED.
Mar 25 2022Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.
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Mar 25 2022Blanket Consent filed (in 21-707) by Respondent, Cecilia Polanco, et al.
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Mar 28 2022Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, President and Fellows of Harvard College
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Mar 31 2022Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, The University of North Carolina, et al.
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May 02 2022Brief of petitioner Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed. VIDED.
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May 02 2022Joint appendix (4 Volumes) filed (as to 20-1199).
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May 02 2022Motion for leave to file Volume IV of the joint appendix under seal filed by respondents Cecilia Polanco, et al. (as to 21-707).
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May 02 2022Proposal of petitioner to lodge declarations of SFFA President and identified members recently denied admission to Harvard and UNC filed. VIDED.
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May 02 2022Joint appendix (3 volumes) filed. (in 21-707)
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May 03 2022Brief amici curiae of The Liberty Justice Center and Momoko Takahashi filed. VIDED.
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May 03 2022Brief amicus curiae of Professor David E. Bernstein filed. VIDED.
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May 04 2022Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed (in 20-1199).
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May 05 2022Brief amicus curiae of Professor Fiona A. Harrison in Support of Neither Party filed.
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May 05 2022Brief amicus curiae of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation filed. VIDED.
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May 05 2022Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED.
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May 06 2022Brief amicus curiae of Speech First filed. VIDED.
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May 06 2022Brief amicus curiae of LONANG Institute filed. VIDED.
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May 06 2022Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Scholars filed. VIDED.
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May 06 2022Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Officials of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Economists in Support of Petitioner filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Veterans for Fairness and Merit filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of American Center for Law & Justice and Devon Westhill filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of The Californians for Equal Rights Foundation filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Oklahoma, et al. filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of America First Legal Foundation in support of neither party filed.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Project 21 filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty in support of neither party filed.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Mark Keith Robinson and Winsome Earle-Sears filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Gail Heriot, et al. filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Claremont Institutes Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.VIDED
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Legal Insurrection Foundation filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of The State of Texas filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of The Asian American Coalition For Education and The Asian American Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism filed.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Freedom X filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Richard Sander filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amici curiae of Ann M. Killenbeck, et al. filed. VIDED.
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May 09 2022Brief amicus curiae of Parents Defending Education filed. VIDED.
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Jun 13 2022Motion of respondents Cecilia Polanco, et al. for leave to file Volume IV of the joint appendix in No. 21-707 under seal GRANTED.

NAMEADDRESSPHONE
Attorneys for Petitioner
William Spencer Consovoy
    Counsel of Record
Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
1600 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22209

will@consovoymccarthy.com
(703) 243-9423
Party name: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.
Attorneys for Respondent
David G. Hinojosa
    Counsel of Record
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
1500 K Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

dhinojosa@lawyerscommittee.org
2026628600
Party name: Cecilia Polanco, et al.
Ryan Young Park
    Counsel of Record
North Carolina Department of Justice
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602

rpark@ncdoj.gov
9197166400
Party name: The University of North Carolina, et al.
Seth P. Waxman
    Counsel of Record
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
1875 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Seth.Waxman@wilmerhale.com
202-663-6800
Party name: President and Fellows of Harvard College
Other
Elizabeth B. Prelogar
    Counsel of Record
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
202-514-2217
Party name: United States
Bradley Alan Benbrook
    Counsel of Record
Benbrook Law Group
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2530
Sacramento, CA 95814

brad@benbrooklawgroup.com
9164474900
Party name: Speech First
Thomas L. Brejcha Jr.
    Counsel of Record
309 W Washington Street
Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60606

brejcha@aol.com
3127821680
Party name: Mark Keith Robinson and Winsome Earle-Sears
John J. Bursch
    Counsel of Record
Alliance Defending Freedom
440 First Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001

jbursch@adflegal.org
(616) 450-4235
Party name: Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty
Anthony Thomas Caso
    Counsel of Record
Constitutional Counsel Group
174 W. Lincoln Ave., #620
Anaheim, CA 92805

atcaso@ccg1776.com
9166011916
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
H. Christopher Coates
    Counsel of Record
Law Office of H. Christopher Coates
934 Compass Point
Charleston, SC 29412

curriecoates@gmail.com
(843) 609-7080
Party name: Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation
Wencong Fa
    Counsel of Record
Pacific Legal Foundation
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1290
Sacramento, CA 95814

wfa@pacificlegal.org
916-419-7111
Party name: 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
Gordon M. Fauth Jr.
    Counsel of Record
Litigation Law Group
1935 Addison St., Ste. A
Berkeley, CA 94704

gmf@classlitigation.com
5102389610
Party name: The Asian American Coalition For Education and The Asian American Legal Foundation
Theodore Harold Frank
    Counsel of Record
Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute
1629 K Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

tfrank@gmail.com
7032033848
Party name: Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute
C. Boyden Gray
    Counsel of Record
Boyden Gray and Associates PLLC
801 17th Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006

info@boydengrayassociates.com
202-955-0620
Party name: Economists in Support of Petitioner
Richard Shawn Gunnarson
    Counsel of Record
Kirton McConkie
Key Bank Tower
36 South State Street, Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

sgunnarson@kmclaw.com
801-323-5907
Party name: United States Senators and Representatives
Kimberly Stewart Hermann
    Counsel of Record
Southeastern Legal Foundation
560 W. Crossville Rd.
Suite 104
Roswell, GA 30075-7509

khermann@southeasternlegal.org
770-977-2131
Party name: Southeastern Legal Foundation
William Alan Jacobson
    Counsel of Record
18 Maple Ave #280
Barrington, RI 02806

contact@legalinsurrection.com
4012464192
Party name: Legal Insurrection Foundation
Mary Elizabeth Keane
    Counsel of Record
1330 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
# 721
Washington, DC 20036

attorneymaryekeane@gmail.com
(202) 223-2069
Party name: Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism
Mitchell Keiter
    Counsel of Record
Keiter Appellate Law
The Beverly Hills Law Building, 424 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

mitchell.keiter@gmail.com
13105538533
Party name: Freedom X
Peter Nicholas Kirsanow
    Counsel of Record
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
200 Public Square, Suite 2300
Cleveland, OH 44114

pkirsanow@beneschlaw.com
2163634500
Party name: Gail Heriot and Peter N. Kirsanow
Cory Ren Liu
    Counsel of Record
Ashcroft Law Firm LLC
919 Congress Ave.
Ste. 1325
Austin, TX 78701

cliu@ashcroftlawfirm.com
512-370-1800
Party name: Professor David E. Bernstein
Mithun Mansinghani
    Counsel of Record
Solicitor General
Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

mithun.mansinghani@oag.ok.gov
405-522-4392
Party name: Oklahoma, et al.
Christopher Ernest Mills
    Counsel of Record
Spero Law LLC
557 East Bay Street #22251
Charleston, SC 29413

cmills@spero.law
8436060640
Party name: Parents Defending Education
Jonathan F. Mitchell
    Counsel of Record
Mitchell Law PLLC
111 Congress Avenue
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701

jonathan@mitchell.law
(512) 686-3940
Party name: America First Legal Foundation
Daniel Isaac Morenoff
    Counsel of Record
The Equal Voting Rights Institute d/b/a The American Civil Rights Project
P.O. Box 12207
Dallas, TX 75225

dan@americancivilrightsproject.org
(214) 504-1835
Party name: The Californians for Equal Rights Foundation
Kerry Lee Morgan
    Counsel of Record
Kerry L. Morgan
2915 Biddle Avenue
Suite 200
Wyandotte, MI 48192

kmorgan@pck-law.com
7342817100
Party name: LONANG Institute
Alan B. Morrison
    Counsel of Record
George Washington Law School
2000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

abmorrison@law.gwu.edu
2029947120
Party name: Professor Fiona A. Harrison
Dennis J. Saffran
    Counsel of Record
Dennis Saffran, Attorney at Law
38-18 West Drive
Douglaston, NY 11363

djsaffranlaw@gmail.com
(718) 428-7156
Party name: National Association of Scholars
Gene Clayton Schaerr
    Counsel of Record
Schaerr | Jaffe
1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006

gschaerr@schaerr-jaffe.com
202-787-1060
Party name: Veterans for Fairness and Merit
Jay Alan Sekulow
    Counsel of Record
American Center for Law and Justice
201 Maryland Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

sekulow@aclj.org
2025468890
Party name: American Center for Law & Justice and Devon Westhill
Judd Edward Stone II
    Counsel of Record
Texas Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 12548 (MC 059)
Austin, TX 78711-2548

judd.stone@oag.texas.gov
512-936-1700
Party name: The State of Texas
Daniel Robert Suhr
    Counsel of Record
Liberty Justice Center
440 N. Wells Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654

dsuhr@libertyjusticecenter.org
3126372280
Party name: The Liberty Justice Center and Momoko Takahashi
John Clay Sullivan
    Counsel of Record
S|L Law PLLC
610 Uptown Blvd., Suite 2000
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

john.sullivan@the-sl-lawfirm.com
14695231351
Party name: Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies
Stuart S. Taylor Jr.
    Counsel of Record
3911 Jocelyn St. NW
Washington, DC 20015

stuarttaylorjr@gmail.com
202-365-1812
Party name: Ann M. Killenbeck and Mark R. Killenbeck
Stuart S. Taylor Jr.
    Counsel of Record
Self-employed
3911 Jocelyn St. NW
Washington, DC 20015

stuarttaylorjr@gmail.com
202-365-1812
Party name: Richard Sander
David H. Thompson
    Counsel of Record
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
1523 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

dthompson@cooperkirk.com
202-220-9600
Party name: Project 21
William E. Trachman
    Counsel of Record
Mountain States Legal Foundation
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO 80227

wtrachman@mslegal.org
3032922021
Party name: Former Federal Officials of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights
Jonathan Andrew Vogel
    Counsel of Record
Vogel Law Firm PLLC
6000 Fairview Road
South Park Towers, Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC 28210

jonathan.vogel@vogelpllc.com
704-552-3750
Party name: The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation
Edward Mark Wenger
    Counsel of Record
Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC
2300 N Street NW
Suite 643A
Washington, DC 20037

emwenger@HolzmanVogel.com
202-737-8808
Party name: Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III