Heather Sue Mercer-Duke Football case – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heather Sue Mercer-Duke Football case – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Case Name: Mercer v. Duke University

Case Cite: 190 F.3d 643, 138 Ed. Law Rep. 113 (4th Cir. 1999)

In 1997, Heather Sue Mercer sued Duke University for discrimination after her dismissal from Duke’s intercollegiate football program. Mercer had been an all-state placekicker at Yorktown Heights High School in Yorktown Heights, New York. From 1994 though 1995, she participated in Duke’s football program as a manager. Mercer challenged the federal district court‘s earlier decision holding that Title IXprovides a blanket exemption for contact sports and the court’s consequent dismissal of her claim that Duke University discriminated against her…

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