Monday, June 06, 2005
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Discrimination Perfectly Fine If It's Against Men

Supreme Court Rejects Women's Sports Case By GINA HOLLAND
The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider reinstating a lawsuit that accuses federal officials of discriminating against male athletes in enforcing equal opportunities for women. [...] Over the past two decades, the number of wrestling teams at NCAA schools has dropped from 363 to 222, while football teams increased from 497 to 619, according to NCAA leaders. Title IX has been blamed for part of the decline. In addition to men's wrestling team cuts, other schools have dropped outdoor track, swimming programs and ice hockey, the court was told. A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that the lawsuit should have been filed against individual colleges that eliminated men's sports, not the federal government.