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  • Washington Highlights

    Federal Courts Rule on Title IX Case


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

    Judges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Southern District of New York each declined to issue injunctive relief against the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations concerning nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in federally supported education programs, allowing the new rule to take effect as scheduled on Aug. 14.

    The AAMC previously joined the higher education community in an amicus brief urging the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to delay the final rule, citing the unprecedented demands of implementing the new requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic [see Washington Highlights, June 26].

    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. The AAMC held a webinar on July 23 describing how the new Title IX rule impacts medical schools and academic medical centers.