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Civil Rights Restoration Act

April 03, 1988

I feel there is a misleading inference concerning my alma mater Grove City College in your news story.

In the article the writer states that the Supreme Court case known as Grove City vs. Bell ". . . Held that anti-bias laws involving recipients of federal funds applied only to the specific program or activity . . . rather than to the entire institution."

While this wording is in the finding, the pivotal issue in this case revolved around the college's refusal to sign the loyalty oath required of all institutions receiving federal funds; Grove City did not take one dollar in federal money. The court ruled that federal loans to individual students constituted loans to the institution.

This was the crux of the case and at no time was Grove City College found guilty of bias or discrimination. This case was an excellent example of the federal bureaucracy's unwarranted meddling into the affairs of a private institution.

FRED MORAVEC

Agoura Hills

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