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Court Backs Governing Body in Disabled Runner's Case

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An appellate court in Chicago says the governing body of Illinois high school sports didn't violate anti-discrimination laws by refusing to establish a division for disabled runners. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued its ruling siding against an Evanston High School senior with cerebral palsy and backing the Illinois High School Association. The majority on the three-judge panel, William Bauer and Michael Kanne, concluded that establishing the division wouldn't have been a reasonable remedy even assuming discrimination was involved. They said it would undermine the nature of racing. Judge Ilana Rovner dissented, noting that wheelchair races aren't thought to undermine foot races.

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February 12, 2018
 
 
 

 

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