Education

In a closely-watched case that may be a preview of other court decisions involving COVID-vaccination mandates for students returning to school and employees returning to the workplace, a federal district court has denied a request to enjoin Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy for students. The policy includes a requirement that students provide documentation proving that

As we previously reported here, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Gloucester County, Virginia School Board in a transgender bathroom case. As a result, the underlying opinion from the Fourth Circuit, which aligns with guidance from the Department of Education under the Biden Administration, stays intact.

Shannon Farmer and Niki

Last week the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, a case involving transgendered students and schools’ discriminatory bathroom usage policies. In the case, plaintiff Gavin Grimm attempted to use the boys’ bathrooms but Gloucester High School in Virginia barred him from doing so because he was assigned female at

The Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Education (DOE) made back-to-back announcements regarding the implementation and application of Title IX. On April 5, 2021, the DOJ released a three-page memorandum (the Memorandum) confirming that Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have exempted graduate students from the definition of “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Under the rule proposed in 2019, discussed in more detail here, the NLRB would have declared the relationship of graduate students with their

President Biden issued a new Executive Order on “Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.” The Executive Order—which he issued on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021—directs the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, to propose policy changes within the next 100 days. These