Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pro-Life Student Group Sues Over Denial of Recognition

Yesterday a pro-life student group filed a federal lawsuit against officials of Queens College in New York after the organization was denied registered student organization status.  The complaint (full text) in Queens College Students For Life v. Members of the City University of New York Board of Trustees, (ED NY, filed 1/25/2017), contends that the unbridled discretion given to the Campus Affairs Committee to deny registered student organization status (and its associated benefits, including funding from student activity fees) allows discrimination against organizations on the basis of viewpoint. ADF issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.