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GRUTTER v. BOLLINGER, et al.
(Law School Lawsuit)

Below you will find many of the important legal filings in this case. Not every legal filing is included here, and we have not included many of the attachments or exhibits to the filings. A complete copy of the court record is available at the United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC 20543.

United States Supreme Court Docket, Grutter v Bollinger, et.al. (ongoing)

Plaintiff's Petition to the United States Supreme Court for Rehearing in Grutter v. Bollinger, et al., July 18, 2003 (DENIED by United States Supreme Court, August 25, 2003)

United States Supreme Court decision (slip opinion) in Grutter v. Bollinger (02-241) (June 23, 2003)

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Petitioner's Reply Brief (March 25, 2003)

Intervenors' Motion for Enlargement of Argument Time and for Divided Argument, or in the Alternative, for Divided Argument (March 5, 2003)

Brief for Intervenors Kimberly James, et al. (215K .pdf)* (February 21, 2003)

Brief for Respondents (University of Michigan), United States Supreme Court (7.4M .pdf)* (February 18, 2003)

Brief for Petitioner, United States Supreme Court (264K .pdf)* (January 16, 2003)

University of Michigan Response to Plaintiffs' Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Grutter (October 29, 2002)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (August 12, 2002)

Opinion in Grutter v Bollinger, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 011447-05 (May 14, 2002)

Transcript of Oral Argument, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (December 6, 2001)

Defendant-Intervenors-Appellees' Final Brief (July 26, 2001)

Defendant-Intervenors' Final Reply Brief (July 26, 2001)

Defendant-Intervenors' Final Brief (July 26, 2001)

Final Brief of Defendants-Appellees (July 27, 2001)

Final Reply Brief of Defendants-Appellants (July 27, 2001) Transcripts of Trial Testimony
January 16-19; January 22-24; February 6-10; February 12; and February 15-16, 2001

(July 13, 2001)

Amicus briefs filed in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the University of Michigan's defense of its admissions policies (May 31, 2001 -- Revised: August 27, 2001)

Proof Brief of Defendants-Appellants (May 16, 2001)

Opinion Granting Defendants' Motion For Stay of Injunction Pending Appeal (April 5, 2001)

Opinion of Judge Friedman in the case of Grutter v. Bollinger et. al (March 27, 2001)

Defendants' Post-Trial Brief [4.9MB .pdf]* (February 26, 2001)

Transcript of Closing Arguments at Trial (February 16, 2001)

Amicus briefs filed in District Court in support of the University of Michigan's defense of it's admissions policies.

Plaintiff's Renewed Motion and Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Liabliity (October 10, 2000)

Defendants' Motion and Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (October 9, 2000)

Defendants' Renewed Motion and Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment on Grounds of Qualified Immunity (June 14, 2000)

Sixth Circuit Ruling Allowing Intervention (August 10, 1999)

Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (May 4, 1999)

Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment (May 3, 1999)

Opinion And Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Class Certification And Bifurcation (January 7, 1999)

Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Certify a Class Action and to Bifurcate Liability from Damages (September 10, 1998)

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification and for Bifurcation (July 30, 1998)

Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification and for Bifurcation of Liability and Damages Trials (July 30, 1998)

Opinion and Order denying Motion to Intervene (July 6, 1998)

University's Response to Motion to Intervene (April 23, 1998)

Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition to Motion for Intervention (April 22, 1998)

Reply Memorandum of Proposed Intervening Defendants (March 26, 1998)

Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Intervene (March 26, 1998)

Proposed Intervening Defendants' Motion to Intervene (March 26, 1998)

Defendant's Answer (December 3, 1997)

Plaintiff's complaint (December 3, 1997)


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