The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has posted an update on developments in the case of Association of Christian Schools International [ACSI] et al. v. Roman Stearns et al. [The University of California].
The suit was brought against U.Cal. by Christian schools complaining that UC’s refusal to count certain courses in their schools for purposes of admission to the University constitutes “viewpoint discrimination” prohibited by the First Amendment’s protection of the “free exercise of religion.” The federal District Court ruled in favor of the University, and now the case is heading for appellate arguments. As NCSE reports, pleadings and briefs are being filed by parties and “friends of the court” on both sides. At the bottom of the NCSE update page there’s a link to their page to links of the legal documents.
While NCSE is mainly interested in the controversy over science courses, the case also involves other subjects such as history and English.
An earlier post here features a paragraph from a lawsuit brought by the Institute for Creation Research [ICR] against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in which the ICR points to this California case as “yet another example” of violations of the civil rights of Christians.