18 Public Interest Groups File Brief in Federal Appeal Supporting Title IX Challenge to Fresno State

Equal Rights Advocates and 17 other public interest groups have filed an amici brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the Fresno State Title IX appeal by female student-athletes fighting for gender equality for all women athletes at the school.

The brief submitted by ERA argues that the lower court’s decision – ruling that student-athletes from one team cannot file class action lawsuits on behalf of women athletes on other teams – goes against the very spirit of Title IX as Congress defined it 50 years ago, as well as decades of established Title IX legal precedent.

“We and our clients are extremely grateful that ERA and these 17 groups dedicated to gender equity are supporting this critical appeal,” said lead counsel Arthur Bryant of Bailey & Glasser, LLP, who is representing the women along with Joshua Hammack, Cary Joshi, and Lori Bullock of Bailey Glasser and Cynthia Chapman, Mike Caddell, and Amy Tabor of Caddell & Chapman.

The amici curiae joining in the brief are:

Equal Rights Advocates
American Association of University Women
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island
California Women’s Law Center
End Rape On Campus
Family Violence Appellate Project
Family Violence Law Center
Legal Aid at Work
Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund
National Organization for Women
Public Counsel
Southwest Women’s Law Center
The Drake Group, Inc.
Women’s Law Project
Women’s Sports Foundation

Follow the link to read more about the brief submitted by the amici and to read Plaintiffs’ opening brief.

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