UW Service requirement
sjamar at law.howard.edu
Wed Nov 10 13:00:35 PST 2004
Well, one might be a community service and the other not. Providing a
forum for and presentation of political discussion and viewpoints is
not the same as doing that for a particular religion.
On Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 03:41 PM, Volokh, Eugene wrote:
> Seems to me hard to see how a university can give "community
> service" credit for student speech advocating controversial political
> viewpoints (presumably viewpoints of the student's own choice), but
> deny credit for student speech advocating controversial religious
> viewpoints. I recognize that the university might take the view that
> persuading people to support gun control is a community service, but
> persuading people to accept Jesus is not -- but I don't think it can
> discriminate among student causes based on that viewpoint.
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