Wednesday, June 25, 2008

University of South Carolina Settles Student Funding Litigation

A settlement has been reached in Christian Legal Society v. Sorenson, a case challenging the University of South Carolina's refusal to provide funding from student activity fees for recognized student religious groups. (See prior posting.) In Memorandum of Understanding signed June 20 (full text), USC agreed to revise University and student government policies to permit student religious groups to participate on an equal footing with other student groups in receipt of student funds. In turn, the Christian Legal Society agreed to drop its lawsuit without prejudice. An Alliance Defense Fund press release discusses the settlement. [Thanks to Isaac Fong for the lead.]