Case 4-2 - Catherine Reeves Case 4-2 Citation Brentwood...

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Catherine Reeves Case 4-2 Citation Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. Supreme Court of the United States, 2001. 531 U.S. 288, 212 S. Ct. 924, 148 L. Ed. 2d. 807 Facts A private school sued Tennessee Athletic Association, a private association made up of mostly public schools, for suspending the private school from competition. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is a not-for-profit membership corporation organized to regulate interscholastic sport among private and public high school in Tennessee. Even though no school is forced to join, 84% of the membership comes from public schools, which is almost all of the state’s public schools. There is no other authority regulating athletic competition, and a school’s team can only play against the team of another member school. Member schools pay dues, but the majority of the funding comes from the member team’s athletic tournaments. Tennessee’s State Board of Education has acknowledged the association’s functions in providing rules, standards,
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