Bill of Rights Remains a Mystery in Madison
May 3, 2006
Yesterday, after threatening that he would cut the religious elements out of the University of Wisconsin's Roman Catholic Foundation’s budget, University of Wisconsin (Madison) Chancellor John Wiley agreed to fund the foundation's student fee request. However, he then indicated that next year, the university would engage in viewpoint discrimination by scrutinizing whether student fees would fund religious activities. In other words, the university has punted the constitutional questions down the field.