The university had argued that its ban on interracial dating was based on its sincere religious beliefs, but the Supreme Court upheld the IRS policy, by a vote of 8-1.
And in 1986, as the head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Cooper signed an OLC opinion that argued that employers could reject job applicants with AIDS if they were concerned about contracting the disease.
In 2000, Bob Jones III dropped the interracial dating rule.
Its Mission Statement is: Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is Scripturally disciplined; others-serving; God-loving; Christ-proclaiming; and focused Above.
(And he's a good friend of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III! ) It's hard to imagine that the president* knows any of this history, and even harder to imagine that he gives a flip about it.
I would make the Toby Ziegler Bet that this is one of the staffing decisions that he's subcontracted out to Heritage and/or the Federalist Society.
was one of the more odious episodes in the history of the Reagan Justice Department.
BJU is a radical fundamentalist Christian college in Greenville, South Carolina.
Students are not allowed to have posters of movie and music stars and fashion models in their dorms or watch films or listen to New Age, jazz, rock and country music (including Contemporary Christian music). Conservative and modest dress styles are required and tattoos, dyed hair and body piercings (with the exception of ear piercings for female students) are all banned. Bush campaigned at BJU, where he stated "I look forward to publicly defending our conservative philosophy." His Republican rival, John Mc Cain, used the visit against Bush in a telephone calling campaign that turned out Catholic voters for the Senator.For years, Bob Jones University was a routine campaign stop for conservative Republicans visiting South Carolina.Ronald Reagan, Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan and Robert J. Bob Jones, Sr., the founder of BJU, was fearful of obtaining academic accreditation for the school.Billy Graham also attended Bob Jones University, although he ended up graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois. The invaluable Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog points us to reports that the president*'s pick for Solicitor General is a D. In addition to his role defending California's ban on same-sex marriage, Cooper also signed a brief on behalf of the federal government supporting Bob Jones University in its challenge to the constitutionality of an Internal Revenue Service policy denying tax exemptions to religious institutions that discriminate based on race.