In a partial ruling issued yesterday, the Inyo Superior Court set back the effort of the Trustees of Deep Springs College (TDS) to begin admitting women to the college prior to the completion of the ongoing coeducation litigation. The ruling prevents Deep Springs from admitting women to the college in 2013.
We are disappointed that we cannot move ahead with coeducation this year, but remain confident about the final outcome of the ongoing litigation. By stipulation, the Court has so far considered only a portion of the requests made by Deep Springs in its petition to affirm the Trustees’ decision to transition Deep Springs College to a coeducational institution.
Deep Springs and its Trustees remain committed to a coeducational future for the college. Judge Stout has not yet issued his full ruling on the limited questions addressed in this phase of the litigation; once he does, TDS will develop the next phase of its legal efforts.