Higher Ed Organizations File ‘Amicus’ Brief Opposing FIRE

By March 16, 2010

Yesterday, the American Council on Education (ACE) and 14 other higher education groups filed an amicus brief supporting the Hastings College of the Law’s ban on the Christian Legal Society’s use of belief-based criteria as a basis for determining who can be its leaders. Inside Higher Ed has a lengthy story on those who filed briefs opposing FIRE’s position in the case, a group that also includes the American Association of Law Schools and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. FIRE will be tackling the issues raised in some of these briefs starting tomorrow, when Azhar Majeed will blog about ACE’s brief in the case. Stay tuned.