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    Default Writing for the majority

    "Writing for the majority?" Write what?

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    Whistleblowers Protected Under Title IX


    By Charles Lane
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, March 29, 2005; 6:52 PM



    The Supreme Court toughened a federal law against sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs today, ruling that it prohibits not only unequal treatment of girls and women at school, but also official retaliation against anyone -- male or female -- who blows the whistle on unequal treatment.

    By a vote of 5 to 4, the court ruled that the federal law, known since its adoption in 1972 as Title IX, authorizes a federal lawsuit by Roderick Jackson, a Birmingham, Ala., girls' basketball coach who says he was fired in 2001 for complaining that boys' teams were receiving better equipment and practice facilities.


    Writing for the majority, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor noted that Jackson's claims remain to be proven at trial, but that Title IX would be weakened unless plaintiffs like him were entitled to a day in court.

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    Default Re: Writing for the majority

    The court didn't alll agree, but the majority view prevailed, so she is writing their view, while the dissenting opinions would be alloowed to say what they believed, though their opinion didn't prevail.

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    Default Got it

    Thank you.

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    Welcome as always.

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