Monday, December 18, 2006

6th Circuit Denies Rehearing in Michigan Sports Season Case

The full 6th Circuit (i.e., "en banc") recently denied the Michigan High School Athletic Association's motion to rehear a three-judge panel's decision that scheduling girls sports "off season" violates Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause. We blogged about the earlier panel decision here.

This means MHSAA's next and last resort is to appeal to the Supreme Court, which according to this article, it is likely to do next month.


Anonymous said...

I am looking to develop summer camps for a prominent sports facility in Michigan. I would really like to make sure that Title IX, nutritional and media concerns regarding female athletes are address and help give young girls the tools to combat these social pressures. Any advise?

Anonymous said...

yes, i have a comment. cut the whole title ix idea. i am a female high school athlete and and extremely angered by this decision. the supreme court is ruining female sports foundations in schools and making unfair decisions for male athletes. title nine is essentially sexism. it is not fair to male athletes, and this is coming from a female athlete. this whole idea of "switching seasons" has absolutely nothing to do descrimination, it has to do with people wanting to feel better about themselves.