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

Filing 540

Assented to MOTION to Seal Portions of Pre-Trial Motions by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc..(Strawbridge, Patrick)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON DIVISION STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC., Plaintiff, v. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (HARVARD CORPORATION), Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-14176-ADB Defendant. CONSENTED-TO MOTION TO SEAL CERTAIN INFORMATION FILED IN CONNECTION WITH PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS Pursuant to Local Rule 7.2 and the Stipulated Protective Order (Dkt. 55), Plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (“SFFA”) hereby moves this Court for an order sealing (1) limited portions of pre-trial motions that will be filed on September 17 and (2) parts of certain exhibits filed in support of those motions. The materials that the parties seek to seal include information designated by both SFFA and Harvard as Confidential or Highly Confidential–Attorneys’ Eyes Only pursuant to the Stipulated Protective Order (Dkt. 55), and for which the Court has yet to rule on the parties’ dispute over the scope of information that can be permissibly withheld from the public. See Dkt. 410, 427. Harvard has consented to this motion. SFFA requests that the documents subject to this Motion be impounded until further order of the Court. In the event the Court has not previously ordered otherwise, the parties’ submissions should be returned to their undersigned counsel upon resolution of this matter. WHEREFORE, SFFA respectfully requests that the Court grant this motion and allow portions of its pre-trial motions and parts of its supporting exhibits to be filed under seal on or before September 17 and to be viewed only by the Judge, her clerk(s), and Court personnel. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Patrick Strawbridge Patrick Strawbridge BBO #678274 CONSOVOY MCCARTHY PARK PLLC Ten Post Office Square 8th Floor South PMB #706 Boston, MA 02109 Tel: 617-227-0548 William S. Consovoy Thomas R. McCarthy Michael H. Park J. Michael Connolly CONSOVOY MCCARTHY PARK PLLC 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700 Arlington, Virginia 22201 Tel: 703-243-4923 Fax: 703.243.4923 Adam K. Mortara J. Scott McBride Krista J. Perry Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP 54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60654 312.494.4400 John M. Hughes Katherine L.I. Hacker Meg E. Fasulo Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP 1801 Wewatta Street, Suite 1200 Denver, CO 80202 303.592.3100 Paul M. Sanford BBO #566318 BURNS & LEVINSON LLP 125 Summer One Citizens Plaza, Suite 1100 Providence, RI 02903 Tel: 617-345-3000 Fax: 617-345-3299 Counsel for Plaintiff Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. Dated: September 14, 2018 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that this document filed through the CM/ECF system will be sent electronically to all counsel of record via the CM/ECF system. /s/ Patrick Strawbridge Patrick Strawbridge

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