November 18, 2004

ACLU, Scouting, and the DoD

The Defense Department is fighting off an ACLU lawsuit and has partially settled matters by categorizing the Boy Scouts as a religious organization and saying that military bases cannot directly sponsor scouting on those grounds. This is an interesting bit of lawyering because, federal law explicitly defines scouting in Title 36 under patriotic and national organizations and gives it a federal charter.

It'll be interesting to see if this compromise stands. It shouldn't.

Posted by TMLutas at November 18, 2004 11:28 AM