(More) confusion about “discrimination” | Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice

    Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice: In my view, the expressed concern about “taxpayers” is something of a red herring. The issue here (as in the Christian Legal Society case) is one of recognition and equal access; any financial “subsidization” is almost certainly de minimis. The bigger problem with the Pilot’s complaint — as I try to explain in this paper — is that there isn’t necessarily anything wrong (there isn’t necessarily any reason for “taxpayers” to worry) with groups “discriminating” or being “exclusive” in their membership.


  • Posted: 02/25/2013
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AK: School vouchers, abortion on agenda as Legislature hits halfway mark

Muslim students to sue British university for ‘restricting freedom of expression’

Harvard Law Review Increases Online Presence

Forbidding or Allowing Student Religious Speech | JDSupra.com

Letter pins down legality of NC wrestler’s prayer | Alliance Defending Freedom

Georgetown University May Elect First Openly Homosexual Student Body President

Pro-Choice Motion defeated yesterday at Edinburgh!

When does student prayer cross the line? | Charles Haynes at the Jackson Sun

German Home-school Parents Appeal Asylum Ruling

8th Grade Student’s ‘God Bless’ Grad Speech Ruling Needs Rehearing, Says ADF | Christian Post

Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment

The Right to Offend | Kevin Theriot at Speak Up Movement

UK: Free school applicants’ religious affiliation revealed

Religious freedom group says Jesus portrait can stay | Vinton Daily

    Vinton Daily: In Tuesday evening’s Jackson Board of Education meeting several business matters were discussed, but the focus of the meeting seemed to be what the Liberty Institute would disclose about the investigation they conducted regarding the portrait of Jesus Christ hanging in the Jackson Middle School foyer . . . The following morning Howard did not have too much to add to the numerous comments made by Liberty Institute, but was able to say that the demands of the FFRF and ACLU was not the only battle the district was facing. He said he had received a letter that morning from a group of attorneys representing Hi-Y Club members.
    In that letter the attorneys of the Alliance Defending Freedom, for Faith, for Justice, requested that the school district resist FFRF’s unreasonable demand to censor the private religious speech of the Hi-Y Club, a student led Christian Club, simply because it is included in the forum for honoring important historical figures at Jackson Middle School. [more]


  • Posted: 02/21/2013
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“Indiana Teacher Suspended Over Anti-gay Remarks” | AP

Massachusetts forces schools to let ‘transgender’ boys use girls’ restrooms, lockers

Oklahoma: House moves forward on prayer in schools

The Job Market: Is College Overrated?

Virginia Legislature Protects Mission of College Religious Groups

Bad Grades on Trial | David Hacker at Speak Up Movement

TX: Parent’s Claim In School “Candy Cane” Dispute Dismissed On Qualified Immunity Grounds

Christian homeschoolers losing deportation fight

Louisiana Family Forum Enters Voucher Lawsuit

It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk

American Federation For Children Executive Counsel Kevin P. Chavous Responds To President Obama’s Decatur, Georgia Speech

8th Grade Student’s ‘God Bless’ Grad Speech Ruling Needs Rehearing, Says ADF | Christian Post

Eighth Grader Barred From Asking God to Bless Classmates at Graduation Files Appeal | ChristianNews.net

Army Will Bill West Point Student Who Left Criticizing Proselytizing

Don’t deny La. children access to better schools | Alliance Defending Freedom

NY school treats blessing like cursing | Alliance Defending Freedom

Students Told to Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas

This Is a Test. This Is a Test of Academic Freedom at Brooklyn College. | Travis Barham

School Board Modifies Policy On Youth Ministers’ Lunchtime Visits

OH: Catholic-school administrator fired for backing marriage redefinition

PA: Good News Clubs Sue Claiming Unequal Treatment By School District

German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom

Kansas: “Bill addresses abortion training for med students”

ACLU Of Ohio Files Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

Quarantining Churches as a Community Health Threat | Rory Gray at Speak Up Movement

Worship Amidst the Athenians, Part II | Jonathan Scruggs at Speak Up Movement

False Charges Made Against Christian Schools

Study: kids of divorce more likely to do badly at school

GWU Adding Sexual Orientation Question to Law School Application

Turning Our Schools Into Totalitarian Enclaves | John W. Whitehead

Quebec school to appeal to Canadian Supreme Court for right to teach Catholic religion course

West Virginia college students overwhelmingly reject Planned Parenthood campus group

New York City schools handed out 12,721 doses of Plan B last year without parental consent

The Collapse of the Judicial Law Clerk Hiring Cartel

Christian Group Booted From Michigan University | The New American

Washington and Lee Law School’s “Experiential Curriculum” a Hit?

NY Schools handing out “morning-after” pills

Arizona Legislature Introduces Increased Accountability Measures For Education Savings Account Program

Simple Justice: Kids Deserve School Choice | Richard W. Garnett at Public Discourse

Key senator comes out against bill to repeal N.H. education tax credit program

Crop of New Law Schools Opens Amid a Lawyer Glut

The Plan to Save Catholic Schools | Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the WSJ

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the Wall Street Journal: Since the mid-19th century, the Catholic-school model has been “one parish, one school.” That served us well for many years, but it has become painfully obvious that a new model is needed. Beginning in September, the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York will be broken down into regions, and every parish will be responsible for, contribute to, send children to, and have a voice in Catholic education in the archdiocese.


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Fixing the Judicial Clerkship Crisis

2nd Circuit Upholds Middle School’s Exclusion of Religious Blessing From Student’s Speech At School Ceremony

Virginia: Religious Freedom, Prayer, And Schools

Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut

Christian School’s Lawsuit May Test Court Ruling

School Accommodates Muslim Students’ Prayer Needs If They Have High Grades

Appeal Blasts Judges’ ‘religious Phobia’ | WorldNetDaily

UK: Primary school bans six-year-old boy from wearing Christian band

Arizona Pledge Of Allegiance By Public School Students

It’s School Choice Week | Heritage Foundation