Explore the debate and science of Amicus Briefs.

December 12, 2012

Eastern Michigan University Settles with Expelled Counseling Student Julea Ward

Ashley Thorne

Eastern Michigan University will pay $75,000 to settle a suit brought by Julea Ward, a counseling student the university expelled because of her beliefs about homosexuality.

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June 5, 2012

NAS's California and Connecticut Affiliates File Amicus Brief in Fisher v. Texas

Ashley Thorne

The friend-of-the-court brief filed by the California Association of Scholars and the Connecticut Association of Scholars asks the Supreme Court to revisit the "diversity" rationale for racial......

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January 21, 2012

SCOTUS Strikes Down Raced-Based Redistricting in Texas

Glenn Ricketts

Race based legislative boundaries are banned in Texas in a case that bears on university admissions policy.

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January 18, 2012

The Right to Dissent: Reply to KC Johnson

Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood responds to KC Johnson's assertion that NAS's defense of counseling student Jennifer Keeton contradicted NAS's commitment to equal treatment.

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November 16, 2011

NAS California Affiliate Introduces Amicus Brief Filed in Pending Supreme Court Case

John M. Ellis

The California Association of Scholars offers a statement on the amicus curiae brief they submitted in support of Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that challenges the use of racial preferences......

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April 13, 2011

NAS Defends Freedom of Speech in Barnes v. Zaccari

Ashley Thorne

NAS joins a coalition of fifteen organizations to defend freedom of speech at Valdosta State University.

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January 15, 2010

NAS Urges Court to Rule Racial Preferences at U Texas Unconstitutional

Ashley Thorne

The NAS has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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