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Students and Parents for Privacy v. Township High School District No. 211

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Description:  Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, disregarded student privacy and safety when it secretly opened its schools’ restrooms to the opposite sex and then opened the girls’ locker room to a boy after the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama administration threatened the district’s federal funding. The agency based its threat on its inaccurate interpretation of Title IX, a 1972 federal law whose accompanying regulations, contrary to the agency’s opinion, actually authorize schools to retain single-sex restrooms and locker rooms.  Read more >>



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Complaint: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education
Memorandum in support of plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education
Magistrate judge's recommendation: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education
Notice of voluntary dismissal of federal defendants: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education
District court denial of preliminary injunction: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education
Opinion and order on motion to dismiss: Students and Parents for Privacy v. Township High School District No. 211
Notice of dismissal: Students and Parents for Privacy v. Township High School District No. 211
Minute entry dismissing case: Students and Parents for Privacy v. Township High School District No. 211

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ABOUT Christiana Holcomb

Christiana Holcomb serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives. Since joining ADF in 2012, Holcomb has worked to protect women's and girls' sports and has defended the bodily privacy rights of students. She has also worked to protect the constitutionally protected freedom of churches, Christian schools, and Christian ministries to exercise their faith without government interference. Holcomb earned her J.D. in 2010 from Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where she graduated first in her class and served as a teaching assistant in criminal law. Also in 2010, Holcomb completed the ADF leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow. She is admitted to the state bar of California, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.