Supreme Court not hearing appeal in Title IX case

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'The Supreme Court will "not hear an appeal" from Michigan State that "could have impacted how Title IX, the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, is applied to college athletics programs." The decision means that, for now, the case is "back in the hands of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge Hala Jarbou in Michigan." The case stems from MSU's decision in October 2020 to "eliminate its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at the end of the 2020-21 season."

Eleven members of the women’s team "filed suit in January 2021 seeking reinstatement of the women's team." They alleged that MSU’s decision would result in the school "violating the law’s requirement that schools provide equitable sports-participation opportunities for men and women." At issue was "how to determine whether a school has met the most commonly used benchmark of whether it is providing equitable participation opportunities: Men and women being afforded athletic opportunities in a manner that is substantially proportionate to the school's male and female enrollments"'

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