YALE CASE ADVANCES

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

The November Catalyst carried a story about the five Orthodox Jewish students at Yale University who objected to the sexually-charged living arrangements on campus. They were told by Yale that they could opt to live off campus only if they agreed to buy their way out: they were told to pay room and board fees of $7,000. The students protested, objecting on religious freedom grounds to the living arrangements, and the league agreed to represent them in a friend of the court brief, if necessary.

Intransigence on the part of Yale has moved the clock forward. Catholic League board of advisor attorney, William Bentley Ball, has summoned his considerable experience and energy to join with the lead counsel for the students in representing them. We will keep you posted.


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