Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee

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Determined whether Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination by federally funded educational institutions, precludes claims of unconstitutional gender discrimination in the schools.

Full Case Title: 

Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, 555 U.S. 246 (2009)
  • Equal Educational Opportunities


  • Joined Amicus Brief


In this case, the Supreme Court ruled that Title IX was not meant to be a substitute for Section 1983 of the Equal Protection Clause. Thus, Section 1983 suits under the Equal Protection Clause remain available to plaintiffs alleging gender discrimination in schools.