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JMU athletic cuts will stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider a halt to JMU’s plan to make certain cuts in its athletic programs.

The high court on Monday refused to consider a request from Equity in Athletics, Inc., to immediately stop James Madison University from eliminating 10 athletic teams while its lawsuit is pending, reports The Examiner.

The university announced in 2006 that it was cutting seven men’s teams and three women’s teams to comply with a federal law requiring equality in men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. This prompted a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination.

The 4th Circuit, however, denied the group a preliminary injunction.

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