Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Student groups and university regulations

Howard Friedman has a useful report on the questions raised by the Christian Legal Society’s lawsuit against Hastings College of Law.

Here’s how Friedman states the question that is still to be resolved:

Is student body diversity, an aspect of academic freedom, just as compelling as the interest in eradicating racial discrimination? If so, law schools would be able to do what broader state governmental units, like the state of New Jersey in Boy Scouts, cannot do.

But student body diversity is consistent with homogeneity in student groups, is it not? If so, then compelling student chapters of the CLS to be as "diverse" as the student body as a whole is not the "least restrictive means" of accomplishing the university’s end.

Update:
Southern Appeal has more.

Update #2: There’s more here.

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