Supreme Court sends Title IX case back to appeals court

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] Monday ordered the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider a girls' sports case. The Sixth Circuit had ruled on equal protection grounds [opinion] in Michigan High School Athletic Association v. Communities for Equity, 04-1021 [USSC docket] that it is unconstitutional for a state to plan high school girls' sport seasons for the boys' sports off-season. The Supreme Court asked the Court of Appeals to reconsider its ruling in light of the Supreme Court's March 22 decision in City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams, 03-1601 [opinion, PDF text] where the Court said that a civil rights lawsuit cannot be pursued when a federal law provides an exclusive judicial remedy for violations of a federal statute. The Sixth Circuit failed to consider the Michigan High School Athletic Assoc. case on Title IX [legislation] grounds. AP has more.

 

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