Commission on Human Relations, Brown and DeLoggio v. Temple University Law School collection
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In 1982, two Temple University Law School students, Richard Brown and Loretta DeLoggio, accused the university of violating the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. The case challenged Temple's policy of letting the United States military recruit workers through the Law School's employment office. The complaint argued that since the military discriminated against homosexuals, Temple should not let it interview students on campus. In 1983, the staff of the Commission on Human Relations issued its own complaint against Temple on the same grounds. In reply, Temple framed the case as a First Amendment issue. The university further argued that the Commission on Human Relations, as a municipal body, had no jurisdiction over the U.S. military. Even if the case had not raised those issues, Temple's attorneys said, an employment agency should not be held accountable for the discriminatory practices of employers who use it.
In 1985, the Commission ruled that Temple's policy "aided and abetted" a discriminatory employer, and ordered the university to stop letting the military recruit on campus. The next year, a federal appeals court ruled that the City of Philadelphia had no authority to ban military recruitment from universities.
Folder 1: University's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law Folder 2: Complainants' proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order Folder 3: Brief of the United States Amicus Curiae Folder 4: Brief of American Civil Liberties union, Greater Philadelphia branch Amicus Curiae Folder 5: Brief of Amicus Curiae Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. on behalf of complainants Folder 6: Complainants' reply brief Folder 7: Memorandum of law in support of the position of Temple University - of the commonwealth system of higher education Folder 8: Complainants' memorandum of law Issues discussed Folder 9: Brief of Temple University
Anonymous donation, 1994.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
- Recruiting and enlistment
- United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment
- John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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