Judge to decide fate of girls booted from Catholic school after hoops suit

NEWARK — The fate of two Catholic grade school students who were denied admission for the 2017-18 school year after their family successfully sued to let one of the girls play on the boys basketball team now rests with a judge.

Closing arguments in the civil trial pitting the family of 13-year-old Sydney Phillips and 11-year-old Kaitlyn Phillips against St. Theresa School in Kenilworth and the Archdiocese of Newark were held Tuesday.

An attorney for the Phillips family argued the re-enrollment rejection was an act of retribution for the negative publicity the archdiocese endured from the basketball lawsuit.

The archdiocese, …read more

Source: NJ.com Union

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