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Sen. Ted Cruz is threatening some serious legal action against Yale Law School after he says it began discriminating against students with “traditional Christian views.”
According to Campus Reform, Cruz’s targeting of Yale follows an incident where a lawyer from a conservative law group was invited to speak at the school about the Colorado Christian baker who declined to bake a cake for a gay marriage celebration.
Article - Federalist - March - Aaron - Haviland
In an article published by The Federalist on March 4, Aaron Haviland, a Yale Law student and member of the school’s Federalist Society, recalled how he “sent out a school-wide email announcement about a guest speaker event for the upcoming week. A lawyer from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the Christian legal group that has won numerous First Amendment cases at the Supreme Court, would be discussing Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”
“Given that ADF has been smeared as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, we expected some controversy. But what we got was over-the-top even by Yale standards,” Haviland wrote.
Condemnation - Outlaws - Law - School - LGBTQ
“The first condemnation was from Outlaws, the law school’s LGBTQ group. They attacked the Federalist Society for inviting ADF to campus and called for a boycott of the event. Over the next 24 hours, almost every student group jumped onto the bandwagon and joined the boycott.”
The Outlaws sent out a school-wide email about the invitation asking if students who belonged to the conservative student group would be allowed to participate in other school programs, such as fellowships that pay Yale Law students who spend their summers working for non-profits like the ADF — or even if conservative students should be admitted.
Letter - Daily - Wire - Outlaws - Yale
In the letter, obtained by The Daily Wire, the Outlaws said they were “asking the Yale Law School administration to clarify its (Summer Public Interest Fellowship) and admissions policies regarding organizations that...
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