Hoover v. Meiklejohn
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
430 F.Supp. 164 (1977)
Donna Hoover (plaintiff), a 16-year-old eleventh grade student, was barred from playing for her public high school’s junior varsity soccer team based on a rule adopted by the Colorado High School Activities Association that limited soccer to males, but did not limit other sports such as baseball or cross country running. In implementing the rule, the Association had relied on advice from its medical committee that girls playing soccer on mixed-gender teams were at a greater risk of being injured. Hoover brought a class-action suit against Meiklejohn (defendant) (the Association) seeking an injunction preventing enforcement of the rule.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Matsch, J.)
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