The Associated Press

A Catholic school in Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans have moved a lawsuit regarding the school’s policy forbidding hair extensions to federal court.

The New Orleans Advocate reports attorneys for the Christ the King Parish School and archdiocese say federal court is the proper venue for a case alleging violations of the U.S. Constitution.

In this Aug. 24 file photo, Faith Fennidy walks to a news conference outside the offices of attorney James Williams, in Metairie, La. A Catholic school official says a suburban New Orleans school has rescinded its policy forbidding hair extensions. But it remains unclear whether Fennidy, a sixth-grader who left the school in tears a week earlier after running afoul of the rule, will return to Christ the King school. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File)

The lawsuit by the families of two Black students at the school say the policy is discriminatory because it blocked the girls from attending class. The school says it has since rescinded the policy. It’s unclear if the girls have returned to the school.

The newspaper says this is a common legal move and that the families could request the case return to state court.

A hearing is set for Sept. 18.