- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah High School Activities Association filed a lawsuit against the Utah State Board of Education, State of Utah and the state’s attorney general over what it claims is unconstitutional overreach into its affairs.

The UHSAA, which governs the athletics and extracurricular activities of Utah’s high schools, filed the case Wednesday in an attempt to get recently passed legislation ruled unconstitutional.

The UHSAA’s lawsuit argues it is a private nonprofit corporation, so it does not have to comply with the state’s open records laws, and it is being unfairly targeted by code so narrowly defined that it only applies to the UHSAA.

The suit claims the law “specifically targets the UHSAA and places a burden on the UHSAA that is not placed on other similarly situated, private, nonprofit corporations.”


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