On March 31, Bucknell University joined 30 other prestigious colleges and universities submitting a collective amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs opposing the White House’s travel ban in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. An amicus brief is a court filing made by an individual or entity that is not a party to the litigation, but has a significant interest in the issues before the court and wishes to share additional relevant information or arguments. The brief states that the institutions have “a global mission and benefit from the contributions of diverse students, faculty, staff, and scholars from around the world. Because amici seek to educate future world leaders, attract the world’s best scholars, faculty, and students, and work across international borders, they rely on their ability to welcome international students, faculty, and scholars into their communities. … [A]mici have a strong interest in ensuring that individuals from around the globe can continue to enter the United States and share their unique skills and perspectives.”
Bucknell joined the the following colleges and universities in filing this amicus brief:
Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Middlebury College, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University, Tufts University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Yale University.