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October 10, 2017

It’s time for Minnesota to let Kaiden dance

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) governs interscholastic sports in Minnesota. It creates the eligibility criteria for sports, establishes the rules, governs sportsmanship, and is in charge of officiating. One of the sports it oversees is competitive dance, and according to its bylaws, only girls are allowed to participate in that spo ...

November 15, 2016

New Jersey places a bet on the Constitution

States are not puppets of the federal government, to be manipulated to accomplish whatever policy the federal government might prefer. If they were, both individual liberty and political accountability would be compromised. That’s why our Constitution forbids the feds from requiring states to govern according to federal instructions. That ven ...

January 19, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams: a win for taxpayers and property rights?

This morning the Federalist Society published my blog post regarding the recent announcement of the the St. Louis Rams moving to Los Angeles, their home for 49 years. In the post I discuss why taxpayer and property rights advocates should be excited about the move. ...

February 07, 2012

Does Title IX reach voluntary donations?

It shouldn’t, but that hasn’t stopped gender quota activists from tying to prevent voluntary booster clubs from supporting student athletes. Yes, these crusaders have even tried to stop bake sales from going forward.  Our friends at the American Sports Council report that a school district in Minnesota is now worried that booster clubs ...

August 31, 2010

Title IX compliance means less tennis for everyone

Author: Joshua Thompson The College Sports Council released a study today that links Title IX, a statute that has been applied to require "proportionality" in men and women collegiate athetics, to an overall decrease in the availability of tennis for men and women.  Women tennis players have more teams (311) to compete for than male ...