US Supreme Court Docket

Supreme Court Docket

Oct | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | Unscheduled | Previous Terms

[Download April 16, 2007 Argument Calendar PDF ]
[Click here for 2005 Docket ]
Many documents listed on this page are PDF files that may be viewed using AdobeReader.

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association v. Brentwood Academy
No. 06-427
Title:
    Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association v. Brentwood Academy

Subject:

    First Amendment, Due Process, Athletics Recruiting, Education Law
Question:
    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is a voluntary association, composed primarily of public schools, which adopts rules governing athletic competition between its members. Brentwood Academy is a private school that voluntarily chose to join TSSAA and agreed to abide by its rules, but now claims a First Amendment right to continue competing while violating TSSAA's rule against the use of "undue influence" in recruiting students for athletic purposes. The Sixth Circuit agreed, reasoning that Brentwood's voluntary agreement is irrelevant to the constitutional analysis and declining to recognize any substantial state interest in fair and level athletic competition. The question presented in this case is:

    Whether the Sixth Circuit correctly held, in conflict with decisions of this Court and other courts of appeals, that TSSAA violated the First Amendment and Due Process rights of Brentwood Academy when it imposed contractual penalties for violations of the recruiting rule that Brentwood agreed to follow?

Decisions:

Resources:

  • Docket Sheet From the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism: On the Docket -- Coming Soon
Briefs:

    Parties
    Coming Soon
Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Maureen E. Mahoney
Latham & Watkins LLP
Washington, DC
For Respondent:
H. Lee Barfield
Bass, Berry and Sims, P.L.C.
Nashville, TN


 

Oct | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | Unscheduled | Previous Terms

 

To view PDF files listed on this page you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader


FindLaw Career Center


      Post a Job  |  View More Jobs

    View More