As Hastings heads to the Supreme Court to defend its no-bias policy (free reg. req.) on the types of student groups that can receive school funds, law school organizations across the country are stepping up behind it.
In a National Law Journal story, it's reported that both the Association of American Law Schools and the Society of American Law Schools have filed amicus briefs on behalf of Hastings, which denied a Christian student group school funding in 2004 because the organization discriminated against gays and lesbians.
The SALT brief, filed in conjunction with a pro bono team at Schulte Roth & Zabel, argued that Hastings' policy is "appropriate."
From the NLJ:
The brief argues that Hastings' non-discrimination policy does not unfairly target the Christian Legal Society's religious message or prevent the organization from conveying its message. At the same time, the brief urges the Court to continue to give schools the autonomy to establish their own policies regarding student groups. Religious groups should not have a constitutionally mandated exception from non-discrimination rules, according to the brief.
These briefs come after numerous others that have been filed in the case, on both sides. The NLJ has more.