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A federal appeals court has ordered Southern Illinois University to recognize a Christian group—regardless of the fact that the group’s procedures may violate other anti-bias rules at the campus.
The ruling granted an injunction that restored the recognition for the campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society at the university’s Carbondale campus. The order by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit was not a final decision on the case. But the ruling—and a strongly worded dissent—provide a good indication of the thinking of the appeals court on the debate over religious groups at public colleges... Download file "Conflicting Rights"