Supreme Court Declines to Return to Conflict Over Student Fees

In declining to take up a case involving an Oregon community college's mandatory student-fee system, the U.S. Supreme Court has added to the confusion over how colleges should structure such systems to protect the First Amendment rights of students who do not want their money used to finance certain groups.

The Supreme Court announced last week, without explanation, that it would not consider a challenge to the constitutionality of the student-fee system at Lane Community College. The