Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: This just in....
Re: This just in....
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 12:22:38 -0400
> Is the US Supreme Court an option?
No. Probably not. The case involved an interpretation of the New Jersey
law against discrimination. It has nothing to do with the United States
Constitution. The United States Supreme Court is extremely unlikely to take
> BTW, additional info...
> The ruling by the NJ State Supreme Court was unanimous. The case was won
> by BSA at the lowest court level in 1995, overturned at the appeals level
> in 1998 and then lost at the State Supreme Court level today.
> If there can be no appeal of if BSA loses at the US Supreme court will BSA
> change its policy nationwide?
I assume that the "of" above was meant to be "or". My answer would be
no, the BSA is unlikely to change its policy nationwide because the law
effects only New Jersey.
Personally I am conflicted about this decision. I do not agree with the BSA
policy against homosexuals. I think the policy is wrong. However, I think
the BSA should be able to set its own policy's regarding membership.
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