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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Know your enemy: attend law school

From an Americans United message comes the following-- just let the irony of a bunch of kids pursuing law careers fighting for the right to discriminate sink in for a bit.

A student chapter of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) at [California's] Hastings [College of Law] has brought a lawsuit demanding an exemption from the law school's Nondiscrimination Policy. The policy states that all student groups that seek official recognition and direct financial support must not deny membership based on a student's race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex and sexual orientation.

The CLS affiliate argues that its religious liberty is being violated by the requirement.

Last year, a federal district court disagreed with the Christian student group's arguments and upheld the school's right to enforce its nondiscrimination policy. The CLS has asked the 9th Circuit to reverse the lower court's ruling.