The other day I was speaking with a student active in campus pro-life activism. I knew, of course, that often such groups need legal assistance because of attempts by opponents – including university administrations -- to shut down or hinder their activities. What I hadn’t realized was that such interference has become so common that groups like hers have found it necessary to invite attorneys to speak to them periodically about their speech and association rights, just so that they will be prepared when problems arise. A stitch in time.
Speaking of administrative harassment, you do know, don’t you, that at a number of colleges and universities, administrators threaten Christian student groups with loss of accreditation unless they eliminate the requirement that their officers hold the Christian faith? One musn’t discriminate, you see.