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Stanford joins amicus brief opposing travel ban

Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service
Feb 13 2017

BY BRAD HAYWARD

Stanford has joined 16 other universities in filing an amicus brief challenging the federal administration’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration, arguing that the travel ban it imposed on people from seven countries threatens the universities’ academic mission.

The filing was made Monday in federal court for the Eastern District of New York, where one of several cases challenging the executive order is currently being litigated. The brief can be read in its entirety here.

Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford, Vanderbilt University and Yale University joined in filing the brief.

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