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Title IX Final Rule
Legal Challenges

Overview

This course reflects the U.S. Department of Education’s April 19, 2024 Final Rule on educational institutions’ obligations to prevent sex discrimination, which takes effect on August 1, 2024. The Final Rule is the subject of legal challenges and courts have issued orders temporarily barring its enforcement in several states. 

States in which Enforcement of the Final Rule is Barred

In a June 13, 2024 ruling in State of Louisiana et al. v. US Dept. of Education et al., a federal court in Louisiana enjoined enforcement of the Final Rule in Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi and Montana.

In a June 17, 2024 opinion and order in State of Tennessee et al. v. Miguel Cardona, et al., a federal court in Kentucky enjoined enforcement of the Final Rule in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

In a July 11, 2024 opinion and order in State of Texas v. United States, et. al., a federal court in Texas enjoined enforcement of the Final Rule in the state.

The list of states in which enforcement of the Final Rule is blocked is below.

  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.
It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.