Motion for Summary Judgment Against Harvard on June 15
Exciting news about Students For Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. SFFA, whose president is Ed Blum, will file a "motion for summary judgment" with the District Court on June 15. This motion will assert that the evidence against Harvard is so overwhelming that the court should rule that Harvard's admissions policies violate federal law.
A Trial in Boston Beginning Oct. 15
In addition, the court has scheduled a trial in Boston beginning Oct. 15th. While it is unclear right now how long the trial will last, the guess is about four-weeks.
The Logistics Of A BIg Trial:
SFFA will have "7 new lawyers from Chicago and Denver to supplement
the 3 current ones; 5 support persons; a video-grapher and graphic designer; 15 sleeping hotel rooms for one month; 3-4 hotel rooms with the beds removed and desks added as "war" rooms." Three catered meals a day; a car and driver standing by, etc... The cost* of the trial team is overwhelming." - quotes from Ed Blum.
This Should Be Our Fight!
To win equal opportunity to enter elite colleges for AsAm children is OUR RESPONSIBILITY. But the millions of $$$ that are required for this fight are still beyond our ability. So again we want to thank Mr. Ed. Blum for leading this fight for us.
In the meantime, we look to our super rich and our legal eagles to step up. History beckons. Please consider donatingto SFFA. EF donated$10,000 this year.
* The following is my hypothetical calculation of the kind of $$ that Ed Blum will need to raise. A top lawyer commands $1500/hr nowadays. Let's assume that Blum can negotiate a deep, deep discount of $500/hr. What will be the cost for the lawyers, not to mention the cost of the hotel and air transportation?
The fee will be (28 days/lawyer x 10 hours/day x 10 lawyers x $500/hour) = $1.4 million just for those 4 weeks of lawyers' fees. The above illustrates the best of America. There are still very capable individuals who will toil for justice for others.