Case Overview

Current Status: The Court held a hearing on January 20, 2022 at 1:30 PM PST to address FIRE's motion to intervene and Defendants' motion to dismiss. On February 16, 2022 the Court dismissed Plaintiff's first amended complaint for lack of standing, giving them until March 18, 2022 to file another 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.