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Judge tosses lawsuit over Alta’s snowboarding ban

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed over Alta ski resort’s snowboarding ban.

In the ruling handed down late Tuesday and obtained by FOX 13, U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson rejected a claim by the group Wasatch Equality that they had a “constitutional right to snowboard at Alta Ski Resort.”

“To put it simply, Plaintiffs’ case fails because there is no law to support it,” he wrote. “The Equal Protection Clause is not a general fairness law that allows everyone who feels discriminated against to bring an action in federal court.”

Judge Benson wrote that the snowboarders’ claims of equal protection is not what the Fourteenth Amendment was anticipated to reach.

“There are many forums Plaintiffs can resort to in an attempt to accomplish their goal of snowboarding down the Baldy Chutes at Alta,” Benson said. “Seeking an injunction from this court is not one of them.”

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