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Judge Won't Let Waters Question Gene Smith, Federal Agency Attorney

A judge is blocking fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters from questioning school athletic director Gene Smith and a  U.S. Department of Education civil-rights attorney in his lawsuit alleging gender discrimination after being fired for ignoring a sexualized band culture. Waters claims a female Ohio State cheerleading coach in similar circumstances got a second chance before being fired.  The university argues the situations were different. The judge says Waters may question the fired coach and her supervisor but not Smith or the lawyer who helped settle an investigation into OSU's handling of sexual-abuse cases shortly after Waters' firing.

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