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Recent Legal Developments

Aug 1 2022
Today, Stanford has joined MIT, IBM, and Aeris Communications in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the Harvard and University of North Carolina affirmative action cases.  The brief highlights the importance of race-conscious, holistic selection processes to achieve (among other...
Dec 19 2020
On November 30, 2020, the district court issued the attached order denying WashTech’s motion for summary judgment, which had asked the court to strike down Optional Practical Training (OPT) and its STEM extension.  The district court simultaneously granted the cross-motions filed by the government...
Dec 2 2020
A U.S. District Court judge struck down new Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security rules that would have restricted the H-1B visa program. Stanford had joined with other universities, businesses and research organizations in a legal challenge to the new rules in October.
Nov 24 2020
Stanford joined seven other universities in an amicus brief supporting a legal challenge to Executive Order 13950, which promulgated new requirements for diversity training programs operated by federal contractors and grant recipients, including universities.
Oct 30 2020
Stanford joined with universities, businesses, and research organizations in a lawsuit challenging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  rules that would make drastic changes to the H-1B visa program.