The NCAA has sued the state of Texas over its new sanctions law, which will take effect next month, according to the Associated Press.
The NCAA says it is seeking a preliminary injunction to block the law from taking effect, and it is also asking a federal court to dismiss the suit.
The law takes effect on April 18.
The Texas Tribune has more on the NCAA lawsuit and how the NCAA and Texas could end up in court.
The NCAA also filed a separate lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Austin against the state on Thursday seeking an injunction to stop the new law, according the AP.
The lawsuit, which also seeks a preliminary restraining order against the law, argues that the law violates a Texas constitutional provision requiring schools to treat all students equally, AP reports.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the state would defend the law vigorously and that the NCAA’s suit “is baseless and without merit.”
The NCAA said it was “disappointed” that Texas had filed its lawsuit and said that Texas would “vigorously defend” the NCAA in its lawsuit.
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