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Title "Cohen v. Brown"
Date Feb 19, 1997
Author Mark Nickel
Author Institution Brown University
External Link https://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/1996-97/96-085.html
Abstract Brown University is taking its Title IX athletics case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys for the University filed a petition for a writ of certiorari late Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, asking the Supreme Court to review a split decision handed down Nov. 21, 1996, in Boston by a three-judge panel of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. The lower-court interpretation of Title IX would have required Brown to treat its male and female athletes differently in order to meet gender-based numerical quotas. Title IX, the 1972 federal education legislation, prohibits gender-based discrimination in all colleges and universities receiving federal funds.
Source The Brown University News Bureau


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