Posting from Epstein Island
- Jul 31, 2010
In Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) v. University of Iowa, the court agreed with the Statement of Interest filed by the United States, and ruled that the University of Iowa violated students’ rights of expressive association and free exercise of religion by de-registering a Christian student group.
The university had de-registered the group because BLinC limits its leadership to persons who agree with its religious beliefs. The court found that the University applied the de-registration policy in a discriminatory manner by allowing other student groups to similarly limit their membership or leadership if the University felt the groups supported the University’s “education or social purposes.”
The Department of Justice announced the Religious Liberty Task Force in July, 2018. The Task Force helps the Department fully implement the religious liberty guidance by ensuring that all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations.