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AAU joined 43 higher education associations in an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court’s combined DACA cases.

AAU joined APLU in filing an amicus brief in Allen v. Cooper, a case that will be argued before the Supreme Court on November 5.
AAU and 19 other higher education groups this week filed an amicus brief arguing against the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order arguing that it undermines universities’ educational, research, and public service activities.
AAU and 36 other higher education groups this week filed an amicus brief in support of Harvard University's holistic admissions policy, including the use of race as one of many factors in reviewing applicants.
Thirty-two higher education organizations, including the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the American Council on Education (ACE), submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the higher education community examining President Trump's third travel ban.
AAU submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of the University of Southern California’s appeal challenging the Board’s ruling that adjunct faculty members are eligible to form a collective bargaining unit under the National Labor Relations Act. 
Thirty higher education organization submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court stating President Trump's travel ban threatens colleges’ ability to attract international students and scholars.
AAU members have seen students stranded abroad, faculty members prevented from travelling to and from foreign countries, and scholars based abroad pulling out of academic conferences in the United States.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Civil No. 14-CV-01611 (O’Grady, J.)
Associations file amicus brief addressing concerns to the proper interpretation of the conditions for eligibility for the limitations on copyright remedies provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) in BMG vs. Cox.