Amicus Briefs

Academic Unions: Join or Say, ‘Goodbye to Your Career’

Jan 29, 2019 NAS |

NAS filed an amicus brief in support of St. Cloud State University political science professor Kathleen Uradnik.

Scholars Ask Supreme Court to Revisit Fisher and Rationales for Racial Preferences

Mar 16, 2015 NAS |

The NAS joined a petition to the Supreme Court to re-hear Fisher v. University of Texas, the case that challenges racial preferences in public university admissions.

Eastern Michigan University Settles with Expelled Counseling Student Julea Ward

Dec 12, 2012 by 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.

NAS’s California and Connecticut Affiliates File Amicus Brief in Fisher v.…

Jun 05, 2012 by 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 preferences in college admissions.

SCOTUS Strikes Down Raced-Based Redistricting in Texas

Jan 21, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

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

The Right to Dissent: Reply to KC Johnson

Jan 18, 2012 by 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.

Court of Appeals Fails to Defend Freedom of Speech in Counseling Profession

Dec 20, 2011 |

A panel of three judges has ruled that Christian beliefs about homosexuality disqualified a student from pursuing a degree in counseling.

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

Nov 16, 2011 by 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 in university admissions.

NAS Defends Freedom of Speech in Barnes v. Zaccari

Apr 13, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

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

NAS Supports Freedom of Speech and Conscience in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley

Dec 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley. 

NAS Urges Court to Rule Racial Preferences at U Texas Unconstitutional

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

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