Legal Issues

Next Monday, April 19, 2010, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that will have a major impact on campus ministry. The case involves the Christian Legal Society chapter at the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Later this spring the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are expected to hear arguments in the case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez. InterVarsity is among 18 organizations filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief in this case. The justices' decision will have a major impact on campus ministry.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA will resume on-campus activities at Georgetown University this fall, as a recognized affiliate of the Office of Campus Ministry. InterVarsity was among six groups that were disaffiliated nine months ago.

On Friday, December 8, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents adopted a policy change that directly impacts student organizations such as InterVarsity. We are thankful that the regents recognized a change was necessary.

Alec Hill, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, has announced that InterVarsity and the University of Wisconsin have reached a stipulated agreement that at least temporarily restores official recognition to InterVarsity's chapter at the UW-Superior.

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