On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments in Roman Catholic Foundation, UW-Madison, Inc. et al. v. David G. Walsh, et al., a case involving the viewpoint discriminatory allocation of student activity fees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The case involves a First Amendment challenge to the University’s policy that requires students to pay a mandatory student activity fee, but bans the use of the fees for any student organization activity that includes prayer, worship or proselytizing.
ADF Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence argued the case on behalf of the student group. Our colleague, David French, discusses the implications of the hearing over at Phi Beta Cons. The audio of the oral argument can be found here on the Seventh Circuit’s website.