Christian Universities Sue Challenging Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Public schools bans students from handing out Constitutions on Constitution Day | Video

“Univ. of St. Thomas-Minnesota President Welcomes Employees in Same-Sex Marriages”

‘Secular safe zones’ offer campus shelter to atheist students

    Religion News Service: The Secular Safe Zone program kicked off this fall after two years of planning by the Secular Student Alliance, a national organization for nontheistic students. The program enlists “allies” like Schmidt among faculty, administrators, counselors and others on college and high school campuses who are trained in the needs of nonreligious — or “secular” — students. So far, there are Secular Safe Zone allies at 26 college and high school campuses in 14 states, including California, Nevada, Ohio, Utah, Illinois, Florida and New York.


  • Posted: 09/18/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Woman says she was fired by Rutgers because she is lesbian

Wisconsin, NYU, and Yale are Servicing Authoritarian Regimes

    History News Network: But the American Academy worries rightly about the humanities’ prospects in the United States itself, more than in societies where they’ve never taken root. Buffeted by market, political and social pressures, liberal educators whose own public funding is dwindling and whose students’ resources and aspirations are narrowing have set sail for lavish subsidies and burgeoning new student markets. But they’ve forgotten that whoever pays the piper ultimately calls the tune.


  • Posted: 09/17/2013
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hnn.us

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British college drops Muslim veil ban amid outcry

Campus Feminist Vs. First Amendment | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

Discovery Institute Demands that Ball State University Investigate Class for Teaching that “Science Must Destroy Religion”

Why Not Two or Three Years of Law School | Ed Whalen at NRO

Campus displays obvious viewpoint discrimination | One News Now

U. Arizona seeks to boost transgender studies program

Pro-life student takes on Columbus State Community College’s speech restrictions | LifeSiteNews

Law School Offers Two-Year Program That Works Around ABA Accreditation Monopoly Barriers

“Gay-Pride Assignment Did Not Violate Students’ Rights, Tenn. College Finds” | Chronicle of Higher Education

Pro-life student takes on Columbus State Community College’s speech restrictions | LiveActionNews

Practice-Ready Law School Graduates: A Millennialist Fantasy

Troy University Faith-Based Housing Under Fire Again

Constitutional rights apply to 1% of campus | WorldNetDaily

Columbia State finds prejudice assignment did not discriminate | Citizen-Times (AP)

Defending the Faithful: A one-of-a-kind law school clinic stands up for religious freedom.

Obama’s plan to rate college generates major debate among academic leaders

Phoenix Catholic Bishop: Jesus ‘Not an Elective’ for Catholic Universities

UNC Student Committee Cuts College Republicans’ Budget By 75%; Gives Full Funding to Feminist, Anarchist Groups

College Student Suing for Freedom of Speech | Free Beacon

College debts delaying marriage for graduates

Education Department Dismisses Complaint That Anti-Israel Incidents Subjected Jewish Students To Hostile Environment

Why First Amendment still matters to students

Teacher returns amid college inquiry | The Daily Herald

Ohio College Sued for Subjecting Pro-Life Students to “Free Speech Zones” | Life News

Ohio college sued for limiting free speech to less than one percent of campus | Alliance Defending Freedom

ACLU of Florida: Allow transgender nursing student to ‘use the same restrooms as all other students’

Obama Says Law School Should Be 2 Years, Not 3

71.4% of Full-Time College Students Get Federal Aid, Averaging $10,500 a School Year

At Dartmouth, No African Christians Need Apply | Rod Dreher at the American Conservative

Obama To Propose New System For Rating Colleges

Chapman Law Changes Name Following $55 Million Donation

Nation’s Newest Law School Prepares to Open its Doors

You Can’t Change the Rules in the Middle of the Game: University forced to Set Clear Rules when Regulating Free Speech | Jon Scruggs

Law School Applications Down 18%

Law Schools Gain Greater Autonomy

Court: Preacher’s challenge against ‘vague’ policies can move forward

CAIR likens UCF professor to KKK for calling Islam a ‘threat to America’

Justice Kennedy: Legal community isn’t doing enough to attract country’s finest into its ranks

Florida university gets ‘red light’ for new speech code policy | One News Now

ABA Changes Graduate Data Collection Timeline | Law.com

Washington Post Gets it Wrong on Freedom, Homeschooling | Scott Woodruff at HSLDA

The New Article of Faith for Canadian Law Schools: Same-Sex Marriage

Confessions of an Application Reader: Lifting the Veil on the Holistic Process at the University of California, Berkeley

    Ruth A. Starkman at NY Times: My job as an application reader — evaluating the potential success of so many hopeful students — had been one of the most serious endeavors of my academic career. But the opaque and secretive nature of the process had made me queasy. Wouldn’t better disclosure of how decisions are made help families better position their children? Does Proposition 209 serve merely to push race underground? Can the playing field of admissions ever be level? For me, the process presented simply too many moral dilemmas. In the end, I chose not to participate again.


  • Posted: 08/05/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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6th Circuit: Campus Outside Speaker Rules, Challenged By Evangelist, Are Vague

ABA Finally States The Problem: Now, Will They Do Anything About It?

6th Circuit orders halt to Univ. of Tenn. speech restrictions | Alliance Defending Freedom

Title IX complaint targets Christian university

Freedom From Religion Foundation to investigate Troy University’s faith-based housing

Freedom from Religious Foundation vs. Intelligent Design

Mt. Healthy’s Enduring Commitment to First Amendment Rights on Campus | David Hacker at Jurist

Missouri College GOP Chairman: Group Turned Away at Obama Speech for ‘Security Reasons’

Supreme Court Clerks Ten Years Later

    Orin Kerr at Volokh Conspiracy: As Derek notes, there are some very interesting trends based on ideology, too. Consider the career paths of the 16 who clerked for what we might call the liberal-ish Justices (Stevens, Souter, Breyer and Ginsburg). In my experience, all of the 16 members of that group are identifiably left-of-center. Of the group, 9 of the 16 are academics and 8 of the 9 are at “Top 14″ schools. You see a different path with the 19 who clerked for conservative-ish Justices (Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas). They tended to be a more politically diverse group, with probably about 70% identifiably right-of-center. Of the 19 clerks in that group, only 6 became academics and only 1 of the 6 is at a “Top 14″ school.


  • Posted: 07/24/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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Georgetown Insurance to Cover Contraception

OK to be ‘annoyed’ in Arkansas: University backtracks on free speech restrictions

Evangelical Fuller Seminary Says “Yes” to Homosexual Campus Club | The New American

UC Regents Confirm Muslim Student To Board

BroChoice: Male students say they support abortion for casual sex

Banned Sunday school resumes in Louisiana city park | World Magazine

LSU’s restrictive free-speech policy de-toothed | One News Now

Amid Falling Enrollment, Law Schools Are Cutting Faculty

Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

Three Law School Admission Myths Debunked

College Draws Fire for Hiring Creationism Advocate

Wayne State, ACLU start civil rights law clinic

My fight for free speech at LSU | Deanna Candler at Live Action News