Badger Catholic v. Walsh

University of Wisconsin denies Christian student groups equal access to mandatory student fee funding. (6/2/2020)


Supreme Court Upholds Victory for Catholic Student Group at University of Wisconsin

In September we told you the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the University of Wisconsin violated the First Amendment by refusing to fund the religious activities of a Catholic student group named Badger Catholic at its Madison campus (the case name is Badger Catholic v. Walsh). (4/19/2020)


Here We Go Again: ADF Sues the Univ. of Wisconsin System for the 7th Time

Last week, ADF sued the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire on behalf of two students who were told they could not use their service at a local church for their "service-learning" requirement to graduate. (4/20/2020)


ADF’s History Battling Viewpoint-Squelching Student Fees at Public Universities

Our recent win at California State University-San Marcos was the latest in nearly a quarter century of ADF litigation against unconstitutional mandatory student fees. (4/20/2020)


Travis Barham

Travis C. Barham serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he plays a key role with the ADF Center for Academic Freedom. (1/11/2021)


UW-Madison Doubles Down on Student Fee Censorship

Perhaps emboldened by its #5 ranked football team, the University of Wisconsin is asking the United States Supreme Court to review a case involving the allocation of student activity fees to religious organizations. (5/4/2021)

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7th Circuit: U. of Wis.-Madison cannot deny funding to Catholic student group

ADF filed suit after university violated settlement agreement (5/4/2021)

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Victory for Catholic student group: U.S. Supreme Court says no to U. of Wis. appeal

7th Circuit ruled in favor of Badger Catholic student group at U. of Wis.-Madison (5/21/2021)


Making an Impact at Indiana University

In response to an ADF letter, Indiana University-Bloomington announced last week that it removed a ban on religious activities from its student activity fee system. (5/2/2021)


Have you seen this Ad??

Students pay mandatory student fees under school policies, but these same policies deny funding to one type of student group at six major universities (and probably more). (5/1/2021)


Inside Higher Education Reports on the Universities' Request to the Supreme Court to Discriminate Against Student Religious Groups

Inside Higher Education reports today on the friend of the court brief filed two days ago by various associations of universities and university officials in ADF's Badger Catholic case, requesting that state universities should be free from First Amendment restraints so they can discriminate against student-led religious groups on campus when distributing students funds. (4/19/2020)


BREAKING: ADF Challenges Unconstitutional Policy at UW-Eau Claire

Public universities can never be a true “marketplace of ideas” when university officials decide which ideas are acceptable on campus and which are not. (4/20/2020)