Wednesday, March 30, 2005
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U.S. Supreme Court Expands Protection Against Sex Discrimination in B’ham Case

From SCOTUS Blog:

The Supreme Court, splitting 5-4, on Tuesday significantly expanded the scope of protection against sex-based discrimination under Title IX of federal civil rights law.

The Court ruled that a teacher who is disciplined after complaining about sex discrimination against students has a legal right to bring a retaliation claim under Title IX.
Justice O'Connor delivered the opinion of the Court. Thomas delivered the dissent, which was joined by Rehnquist, Scalia, and Kennedy.

The case was brought by a teacher in the Birmingham public schools who alleged that the Birmingham Board of Education retaliated against him because he had complained about sex discrimination in the high school's athletic program.

This AP story has more.