No. 74-1216.

514 F.2d 344 (1975)

Allison "Pookie" FORTIN et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. DARLINGTON LITTLE LEAGUE, INC., etc., et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided March 31, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen J. Fortunato, Pawtucket, R. I., with whom McKinnon & Fortunato, Pawtucket, R. I., was on brief, for Allison "Pookie" Fortin and Robert Fortin, appellants.

William J. Burke, Jr., Pawtucket, R. I., with whom William P. Butler, Pawtucket, R. I., was on brief, for appellees.

Before COFFIN, Chief Judge, McENTEE and CAMPBELL, Circuit Judges.

LEVIN H. CAMPBELL, Circuit Judge.

This case concerns the right of a girl to play Little League baseball. In the spring of 1974, ten year old Allison "Pookie" Fortin and her father went to Slater Field, a City of Pawtucket park, where Pookie sought to participate in the baseball program of the Darlington Little League, Inc., American Division ("Darlington").1 Pookie was a Pawtucket resident and otherwise eligible; she was turned down because...

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