Friday, January 18, 2008

Catholic group wins suit

Erica Perez reports in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the U.S. District Court in Madison has issued a preliminary injuction in favor of the Roman Catholic Foundation against the University of Wisconsin. The Foundation supports St. Paul's University Catholic Center. The dispute is over requests for funds from student fees assessed in addition to tuition.
The university argued in this case that it would violate the constitutional separation of church and state to pay a student group for activities related to prayer or worship. But lawyers for the Roman Catholic Foundation countered that the university's policy of denying reimbursement violated the students' First Amendment rights to free speech.

The court was persuaded by the Foundation's argument, so far.

Update: Here's the court's order.
(via WisPolitics)

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