On Sept. 18, Bucknell University joined 30 other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting those who are challenging Executive Order (EO) No. 13,780, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry.” You can read more about the EO, also referred to as the Travel Ban, in an earlier post.
An amicus brief is a court filing made by an individual or entity that is not a party to the litigation, but that has a significant interest in the issues before the court and wishes to share additional insights relevant to the amici. In this case, amici sought to help the Court understand the impact of the Travel Ban on higher education in the United States, emphasizing that colleges and universities “are deeply interested in ensuring that individuals from around the globe can continue to enter the U.S. and share their unique skills and perspectives.”
You can read the entire brief here.