Law and the Courts
February 4, 2015
Amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a case that could potentially overturn a 50-year-old patent decision.
November 21, 2014
Submitted by ACE, the Association of Governing Boards and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in support of the NCAA in its appeal of the O'Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit.
October 21, 2014
Submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, this brief supports the Hotchkiss School in its appeal of a lower court ruling that awarded $41.75 million to the plaintiff for allegedly suffering a tick bite while on a study-abroad...
Labor and Employment
July 3, 2014
Amicus brief submitted by ACE and four other higher education associations to the National Labor Relations Board in support of Northwestern in a case dealing with a regional director's decision to allow the university's football players to unionize.
April 18, 2014
This brief, filed by 22 higher education and accreditation organizations including ACE, was submitted in support of AACSC in this case, which is on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
April 8, 2014
ACE and a group of higher education associations filed this amicus brief in the case Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which deals with the legality of unpaid internships.
March 28, 2014
Brief submitted to the National Labor Relations Board in a case that looks at whether a group of full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members are “managerial employees” who fall outside the scope of the National Labor Relations Act.
December 13, 2013
Submitted to the Virginia Supreme Court in support of the University of Virginia in a case dealing with the protection of various documents and emails relating to former U.Va. Professor Michael Mann’s climate change research.
October 31, 2013
ACE and a group of 41 higher education associations submitted this brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in the ongoing diversity in admissions case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
August 30, 2013
Amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Schuette v. the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, urging justices to strike down the state of Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.