Naomi Shatz Celebrates Landmark Title IX Ruling in Dress Code Challenge

Naomi Shatz (’08), Partner at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, authored an article for the Boston Lawyer Blog examining the Fourth Circuit Court’s Title IX ruling in Peltier v. Charter Day School and the potentially far-reaching consequences of the court’s affirming the charter school as a “state actor” (“Fourth Circuit Holds that Sex-Based School Dress Codes Can Violate the Constitution and Title IX,” June 16). “The majority decision was not simply a technical legal analysis, but a full-throated rejection of discriminatory treatment masquerading as traditional values. . . . The Fourth Circuit correctly recognized that the sex-specific dress code at CDS [Charter Day School] was another instance of putting girls in a cage. . . . The Peltier decision is a resounding victory for civil rights for students, and one that may lay the foundation for the recognition of students’ rights to gender-neutral treatment across the country.”