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AAMC Joins Amicus Brief Urging Court to Delay Implementation of New Title IX Regulations

June 26, 2020

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Matthew Shick, Sr. Director, Gov't Relations & Regulatory Affairs
Brett Roude, Legislative Analyst

The AAMC joined 25 higher education groups in filing an amicus brief in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Elizabeth Devos on June 25 that urges the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the Aug. 14 effective date of the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations concerning nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in federally supported education programs. 

The final Title IX rule significantly changes the requirements of institutions to investigate sexual discrimination complaints and will require changes to many institution-specific policies and procedures  [see Washington Highlights, May 8]. 

The brief notes that institutions have an “interest in ensuring that their members are given the proper time to analyze, deliberate, and implement the extensive changes mandated by the first set of regulations issued under Title IX since the 1970s, especially in light of the unprecedented demands that responding to the evolving COVID-19 crisis has imposed on educational institutions.”

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