JSU takes case against dismissed Jsettes to Supreme Court - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

JSU takes case against dismissed Jsettes to Supreme Court

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Jackson State University is taking its fight against a group of Jsettes to the State Supreme Court.

Olivia Goodheart the Director of Public Relations for JSU, says a temporary injunction has been granted against an order by Hinds County Judge Jeff Weill ruling in favor of the Jsettes. The students were kicked off the squad in June, according to their attorney. The controversy began with a hazing allegation and the students were accused of conducting an unauthorized practice. Judge Weill's ruling said there was no evidence of hazing and the practice was voluntary.

Judge Weill ruled in December the Jsettes should be allowed back on the squad, and allowed to try out for the upcoming year. JSU had banned the students from any participation.  

The university has also filed a petition requesting an appeal of Judge Weill's ruling with the State Supreme Court. 

In a statement Goodheart said, "JSU is fighting back against the dismissed Jsettes and not yet accepting Judge Weill’s ruling."

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