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

Filing 58

MOTION to Stay by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Waxman, Seth)

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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 Oral Argument Requested Defendant. HARVARD’S MOTION TO STAY For the reasons set forth more fully in the accompanying Memorandum in Support of this Motion, Defendant President and Fellows of Harvard College (“Harvard”) respectfully moves that this litigation be stayed in the interests of justice to the parties and efficient judicial administration pending the Supreme Court’s resolution of Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 14981, cert. granted, 2015 WL 629286 (U.S. June 29, 2015). Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(a)(2), undersigned counsel hereby certify that we have conferred in good faith with counsel for the Plaintiff, but have been unable to resolve or narrow the issues presented by this motion. REQUEST FOR ORAL ARGUMENT Harvard respectfully requests oral argument on this Motion. Given the complex dynamics of this litigation, Harvard believes that oral argument would assist the Court’s decisional process. In the interests of efficiency, the Court may wish to allow argument on this motion at the upcoming Status Conference, currently scheduled for July 21, 2015. 1 /s/ Seth P. Waxman Seth P. Waxman (pro hac vice) Paul R.Q. Wolfson (pro hac vice) WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 1875 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20006 Tel: (202) 663-6800 Fax: (202) 663-6363 Debo P. Adegbile (pro hac vice) WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007 Tel: (212) 295-6717 Fax: (212) 230-8888 Felicia H. Ellsworth (BBO #665232) WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 60 State Street Boston, MA 02109 Tel: (617) 526-6687 Fax: (617) 526-5000 Dated: July 6, 2015 Counsel for Defendant President and Fellows of Harvard College 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that this document filed through the CM/ECF system will be sent electronically to the registered participants as identified on the Notice of Electronic Filing and that paper copies will be sent to those indicated as non-registered participants on July 6, 2015. /s/ Seth P. Waxman Seth P. Waxman 3

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