On June 6, 2020, the State of New York filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On June 29, FIRE moved to intervene, which the court denied on July 10. On July 17, FIRE filed an amicus brief in the case. On August 9, the district court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction and, on November 3, the case was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.
FIRE appealed the district court’s denial of intervention and, on March 10, 2021, the Second Circuit vacated the district court’s denial of intervention as moot and dismissed the appeal as moot.