Mason faculty examines federal civil rights complaint

October 7, 2022

Dr. James C. Kozlowski, associate professor emeritus in Mason’s School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management (SRTM), is the long-time and distinguished author of the monthly Law Review Column which appears in Parks and Recreation Magazine, published by the National Recreation and Park Association. Over the years, Dr. Kozlowski’s award-winning column has provided insightful analysis of a variety of legal issues of major importance to the parks, recreation, sport, and conservation communities in areas related to the environment, civil rights, First Amendment protections, disability rights, and injury liability – all of which can have a major impact on this sector. In Dr. Kozlowski’s latest column, he discusses a civil rights case filed in federal district court by the parent of a child attending a summer youth soccer camp operated by the city of Troy, Michigan, who alleged that children were segregated based on race and ethnicity in games organized by camp personnel. Recently, the federal district court where the case was filed rejected a motion brought by the City of Troy defendants seeking dismissal of the lawsuit. The complaint will now be allowed to move forward.