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Parents, Advocacy Group Ask Court for Injunction on Michigan Order Against Winter Sports

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Parents, Advocacy Group Ask Court for Injunction on Michigan Order Against Winter Sports

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An advocacy group and parents in Michigan are asking a court to block the state’s order banning contact winter sports. Let Them Play Michigan and parents filed a lawsuit on Feb. 2 against Michigan Health Director Elizabeth Hertel. Plaintiffs said they sued “to vindicate the rights of high school athletes to maintain their physical and mental health, to freely associate with one another as a component of their education, and to compete on equal terms with other athletes.” Attorney Peter Ruddell, who is representing the plaintiffs, told reporters in a virtual press conference that they would have preferred not to file the suit. “Unfortunately, there is no other place for citizens to appeal a decision that restricts the parents’ and student athletes’ ability to pursue a key component of their public education,” he said. “The ban on athletic practice and competition has restricted the ability of these and many other student athletes …

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