A federal court in New York has dismissed one of the stranger lawsuits I’ve ever seen. Roy Den Hollander represented himself in the case, which argued that the women’s studies program at Columbia University was a violation of the Establishment Clause because feminism is a religion.
The court based its ruling on collateral estoppel, which prevents a person from bringing a suit that was already decided. Den Hollander had filed the same lawsuit in 2008 making the same arguments, but that case was dismissed on standing grounds. The appeals court upheld that ruling.
Den Hollander is quite a piece of work. He’s a men’s rights activist who made a name for himself by suing bars that had ladies nights because they discriminate against men. Here’s video of a Colbert Report piece on him.
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