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Case Name Students for Fair Admissions v. U.S. Department of Education ED-DC-0006
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-02154 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Education
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Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Non-DOJ federal government plaintiff
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Education
Plaintiff Description SFFA is a 501(c)(3) organization that challenges college admissions committees' denials of white or Asian-American applicants.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing ED-DC-0007 : Trustees of Princeton University v. United States Department of Education (D.D.C.)
1:16-cv-02154-TSC (D.D.C.)
ED-DC-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
ED-DC-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Chutkan, Tanya Sue (D.D.C.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Connolly, John Michael (Virginia)
ED-DC-0006-0001 | ED-DC-0006-9000
Harrison, Lindsay C (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Schaefer, Daniel Patrick (District of Columbia)
Snell, Kevin Matthew (District of Columbia)

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