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Parents want high court to decide

Some parents of Catholic high school students in Louisville are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether a rule limiting merit-based scholarships for Kentucky athletes is unfair.

A federal appeals court has upheld the cap, but attorney Teddy Gordon argues that the rule amounts to religious discrimination.

The Courier-Journal said 17-year-old Presentation Academy student Celine Seger appeared at a news conference Monday where she said she accepted a scholarship but had to withdraw from the track team.

Kentucky High School Athletic Association officials have said the rule was designed to address the perception that private schools stack teams with athletic recruits.

Association Commissioner Julian Tackett says he's confident that the high court would decide that the rule doesn't discriminate on the basis of religion.


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