Monday, June 15, 2009

FHSAA taken to court
Deciding to reduce the high school sports schedules has the Florida High School Athletic Association facing litigation.
On Monday, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, an attorney and a representative of the Florida Parents for Athletic Equity, said a lawsuit was to be filed this morning in Jacksonviile.
Hogshead-Makar, a professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, said the suit will allege that the association, in making scheduling cuts for every varsity and sub-varsity sport with the exception of football and cheerleading, violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendement of the United States Constitution, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Florida Educational Equity Act.
The suit will be made on behalf of about half a dozen student-athletes whom Hogshead-Makar declined to name.

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