Law: Gender Slap

Trimming U.S. oversight

The Reagan Administration two years ago reversed longstanding Government civil rights policy and argued that private schools discriminating against minorities should nevertheless have federal tax exemptions. The U.S. Supreme Court soundly rejected that argument. Undaunted, the Administration last year asked the court for a narrow interpretation of what had been a broadly applied law banning sex discrimination. This time the Administration won. The Justices ruled 6 to 3 last week that the ban on sex discrimination in federally aided education programs does not automatically apply to a whole school but only to particular programs that receive federal funds.

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