Monday’s “friend of the court” filings came from across the nation and from a variety of vantage points — from former Idaho attorneys general; from prominent female athletes; from health care and advocacy groups; and from corporate America.
Fourteen state attorneys general co-signed a brief supporting Idaho’s first-in-the-nation law, which bans transgender girls and women from playing in girls’ and women’s sports.
The NCAA is pulling the men’s basketball tournament from Boise State University and other campus-aligned venues across the nation, opting to hold the tournament in a single geographic area.
The segment had been scheduled to air Tuesday, the Idaho Statesman reported, but is now on hold.
A federal judge placed Idaho’s transgender athletics ban on hold in August.
And in an 87-page ruling Monday, Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye appeared to tip his hand, saying opponents of the Idaho law are “likely” to prevail on constitutional grounds.
Chief U.S. District Judge David Nye said he will expedite a ruling on the transgender athletics ban before fall sports tryouts begin, Nathan Brown of the Idaho Falls Post Register reported Wednesday.
The NCAA will take up the first-in-the-nation transgender athletics ban in August. Critics are urging the NCAA to pull collegiate sporting events out of Idaho in protest.
“Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is fundamentally unfair to female athletes,” Attorney General William Barr said Friday.
The state Republican Party chairman is legal counsel for two Idaho State University student-athletes who want the courts to uphold Idaho’s new law.