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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 05:16 PM
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Supreme Court hears arguments in major Title IX case
Supreme Court hears arguments in major Title IX case
By JAMES W. BROSNAN
Scripps Howard News Service
November 30, 2004

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices squared off Tuesday over whether the male coach of a girls' sports team can claim sex discrimination if he is fired for complaining that the boys' team is treated better.

"If you're talking about the sixth-grade girls' soccer team, who would know enough or be brave enough (to sue) except for the teacher?" Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said.

But Justice Antonin Scalia countered, "If I were a coach, one of the first things I would do is complain about not getting comparable facilities. This would make it very difficult to fire you."

The justices are deciding specifically whether a high school girls' basketball coach in Birmingham, Ala., can sue the school board to collect $6,000 in lost supplementary pay. The case also is seen by women's groups, school boards, states and universities as a major test of the reach of Title IX, the 1972 law that bars sex discrimination in schools that accept federal funds.

http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=TITLEIX-11-...
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Red_Viking Donating Member (903 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 06:41 PM
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1. Scalia is a douchebag
For a supposed strict constructionist, he sure has some wacky ideas.

I figure this poor coach will get torpedoed. Title IX is probably on its way out, since it involves women's rights.

Hello, Chief Justice Antichrist Scalia. Goodbye, Bill of Rights.

Ack.

RV
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