Civil Rights

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, and Duke Universities, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth College in a case involving the permissibility of considering race as a factor in public university admissions. Gratz v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 244 (2003). See 2003 WL 399220 (brief) (U.S. Supreme Court).

The State of Texas in a case presenting the question whether the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits state universities from considering race as a factor in individualized admissions decisions. State of Texas v. Hopwood, 518 U.S. 1033 (1996). See 1996 WL 33439162, 1996 WL 33439164 (briefs) (U.S. Supreme Court).

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and other groups in a case presenting the lawfulness of statistical sampling techniques during the decennial census. U.S. Dept. of Commerce v. U.S. House of Representatives, 525 U.S. 316 (1999). See 1998 WL 694446 (brief) (U.S. Supreme Court).

A group of leading Nuremberg scholars and international lawyers in cases presenting the question whether the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. ยง 1350, imposes liability on corporations and whether it allows courts to recognize a cause of action for violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign other than the United States. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., No. 10-1491 (U.S. S.Ct.); Doe v. Nestle USA, Inc., No. 10-56739 (9th Cir.).

A putative class of disabled veterans in a case which involved an action against the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) alleging discrimination and denial of meaningful access in violation of the Rehabilitation Act, among other claims. Valentini v. Shinseki, 860 F.Supp.2d 1079 (C.D.Cal. 2012).