Michigan Court Rules for Jewish School in MHSAA Shabbos Baseball Schedule Case


baseballThe Michigan state appeals court has ruled for a Jewish school that claims the Michigan High School Athletic Association discriminated against it by scheduling tournament games on Shabboses. The court released an opinion yesterday saying that an Oakland County trial court had jurisdiction to grant an injunction requested by the Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit. The court did not address the case on constitutional grounds.
The school sued the MHSAA, Southfield Christian and other schools in 2005.

It refuses to play from sundown on Friday to sunset on Shabbos.

The MHSAA, the state’s governing body for high school athletics, revoked the academy’s membership for the 2004-05 season after a dispute over a baseball playoff game date.

{AP/Matzav.com Newscenter-Noam Amdurski}