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Boy Scouts face setback in Supreme Court
Associated Press ^ | 10/17/06

Posted on 10/17/2006 7:11:14 AM PDT by presidio9

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To: presidio9
Wanna bet there's some gay group who is enjoying free use of public property because of Berkeley's arbitrary rules?

If the scouts can show that there are other private groups that discriminate in their membership but who still receive some form of benefit or subsidy from Berkley then they can claim discrimination on their own, and then that could lead to a USSC review. Doesn't sound like they made that case here.

101 posted on 10/18/2006 7:58:05 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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Even so, the California Supreme Court said in March that local governments are under no obligation to extend benefits to organizations that discriminate.

This isn't a matter of "benefits" because the Scouts got the boat berth in return for rock supplied from a Scout owned quarry.

This isn't a matter of "benefits" it's breach of contract.

102 posted on 10/18/2006 8:00:28 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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Possibly, but that's a moot point, because it DOES, in fact exist. As long as it exists, the Scouts have as much right to it as any other organized group.

Nobody is denying them access, just making them pay for it.

103 posted on 10/18/2006 8:00:46 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Congressman Billybob

Damn shame they bungled this in court!


104 posted on 10/18/2006 8:07:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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A purely verbal agreement becomes a binding and enforceable contract when it has been acted on by the parties. The City asked for a breakwater in return for a permanent lease. The Sea Scouts then built the breakwater. That makes the contract enforceable.

Berkeley is stealing from the Scouts for its political correctness.

John / Billybob

105 posted on 10/18/2006 8:36:46 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Have a look-see. Please get involved.)
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