Football Coach

An appeals court in Louisiana upheld the dismissal of a former college football coach’s racial discrimination claim against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s board and director of athletics, finding that he was fired because of his losing record and declining attendance at games. The plaintiff, Jerry Lee Baldwin, was the university’s first black head football coach.

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Fraternities

A federal court in Connecticut dismissed a group of female undergraduate students’ Title IX claims against a group of fraternities, housing companies and Yale University relating to fraternities’ refusal to allow female members. One of the students, however, has plausibly claimed a hostile educational environment based on her allegations of being sexually assaulted and witnessing other assaults at fraternity events.

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Confederate Monuments

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit challenging the relocation of Confederate monuments from a San Antonio, Texas, park and the University of Texas campus in Austin, finding that the Sons of Confederate Veterans and two descendants of Confederate soldiers failed to claim a particularized injury.   

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