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AAU joined ACE and nine other higher education associations to file an amicus brief in NCAA v. Alston, asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling finding that the NCAA’s eligibility rules regarding compensation of student-athletes violate federal antitrust law

Several AAU members were part of a group of 26 colleges and universities joined an amicus brief to support the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

AAU joined ACE and 70 other higher education organizations to submit an amicus brief in a similar lawsuit filed by the National Women’s Law Center in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts. A hearing for the case is set for September 2.
AAU joined ACE and 69 other higher education associations to file an amicus brief in support of the suit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the recent guidance from ICE mandating that international students take in-person classes to remain in the United States in the fall.
AAU joined 24 other organizations to submit amicus briefs to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and to the federal district court in New York in support of a motion filed by attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia that asked the court to delay the August 14 effective date for the Education Department’s new Title IX regulations.
AAU joined ACE and 39 other associations on an amicus brief in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard to support Harvard’s “whole person” admissions process, including the use of race as one of many factors in reviewing applicants.
AAU recently joined eight other higher education organizations to file an amicus brief in Sacerdote et al. v. New York University, the first case to go to trial among 20 lawsuits challenging university management of 403(b) retirement plans.

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.