The Women’s Student Union v. U.S. Department of Education

Category: Cases, Due Process, Litigation

Current Status: On August 5, 2021, after holding a hearing, the district court dismissed the Complaint, without prejudice, for lack of standing under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1). The Plaintiff has until October 4, 2021 to file an amended complaint.

On March 8, 2021, The Women’s Student Union filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. On July 1, 2021, the Department of Education moved to dismiss on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked standing. On May 24, 2021, FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First, moved to intervene as defendants. On August 5, 2021, the court held a hearing on the pending motions and granted the Department of Education’s motion to dismiss for lack of standing, but allowed the plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint.