Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 30, 2020 / 12:00 pm
A federal court heard arguments on Tuesday in the case of Jack Denton, the Catholic student ousted from Florida State University's student senate in June.
Denton, the former head of the student senate, sued university and student officials Aug. 31, alleging that his religious freedom was violated when he was removed from his position for remarks he made in a private chat forum of Catholic students.
On Tuesday, at the Northern District of Florida federal court, lawyers for Denton and for university administrators and student representatives presented their arguments.
"Jack cannot be deprived of an educational benefit, the right to participate in the student senate on the same grounds as everybody else, simply because his beliefs are not popular on campus," his attorney Tyson Langhofer, with the group Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA after the hearing.