August 2, 2011
Appeals Court Upholds San Diego State's Nondiscrimination Policy for Student Groups
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit weighed in Tuesday on whether nondiscrimination policies for student groups can be more narrowly written than the one addressed in an important 2010 Supreme Court decision.
The unanimous ruling, by a three-judge panel of the appeals court, upheld San Diego State University's policy for recognizing student groups. But the panel questioned whether the university had applied its policy fairly.
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