Family appeals ruling in Catholic school basketball dispute

From FOX Sports - September 11, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP)A New Jersey family has appealed a judges ruling that upheld a Roman Catholic schools decision to banish two sisters after a dispute over one of them wanting to play on the boys basketball team.

A lawyer for the Archdiocese of Newark tells ( ) that the girls father, Scott Phillips, filed the appeal after a judge ruled last month that the court didnt have the authority to force St. Theresa School to re-enroll his daughters. The judge also lashed out at the girls parents for making the dispute public.

Newark archdiocese lawyer Christopher Westrick says Phillips had unsuccessfully sought a stay that would allow his daughters to attend the school during the appeal process. Westrick says the state Supreme Court denied the stay.

Phillips declined comment Monday.

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