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May 23, 2018

South Dakota dancing case on hold

We recently noted that in response to our lawsuit on behalf of Freddie Linden, the South Dakota High School Activities Association suspended its rule prohibiting boys from participating in high school Competitive Dance. As a result, Freddie (and any boy in South Dakota) was able to try out for his school’s team for the upcoming ...

January 25, 2018

OCR accepts PLF’s complaint and opens an investigation into MSHSL dance discrimination

This is the first vital and important step in ensuring that Minnesota boys have an equal opportunity to dance. ...

November 14, 2017

Title IX complaint filed against Minnesota State High School League

Pacific Legal Foundation and Miranda Lynch filed a complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding the Minnesota State High School League's decision to ban boys from dancing. ...

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 ...

March 04, 2017

Weekly litigation report — March 4, 2017

POTUS on WOTUS: “It’s a horrible, horrible rule. Has sort of a nice name, but everything else is bad.” Victory in California Supreme Court on Coho Salmon delisting petition Petition for rehearing filed in tax foreclosure scheme Supreme Court denies forced-unionization case Administration action on bathroom rule may affect judicial ...

January 18, 2017

Do minor bureaucrats tell federal judges what to think?

Last week PLF filed this amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. The question in this case is whether federal judges interpret federal law, or whether low level agency bureaucrats do. PLF takes the position that judges have the Constitutional responsibility to independently read and interpre ...

January 14, 2014

Title IX claims latest victim

Temple University was forced to cut 7 sports to remain compliant with Title IX.  Title IX, which was once used to prevent sex-based discrimination, is now its cause. ...

December 03, 2012

What does suing schools have to do with supporting our troops?

Hans Bader, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, wonders too.  In his latest article, he writes about a peculiar attempt by Congress to overrule the Supreme Court with respect to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  The changes would allow agencies to be subject to disparate impact ...

August 07, 2012

Cheerleading is still not a sport

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that competitive cheerleading is not a sport.  This is a very disappointing decision.  It is a slap in the face to the athletes that spend countless hours perfecting routines, and competing throughout the country.  The Court recognized that competitive cheerleading requires “strength, agili ...

March 28, 2012

American Sports Council denied their day in court

PLF’s lawsuit, American Sports Council v. Department of Education, was dismissed yesterday.  This is really unfortunate news.  The court held that American Sports Council (ASC) did not suffer any injury as a result of the Three-Part Test’s application to high schools.  Accordingly, ASC does not have “standing” to have i ...