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The legislation is a response to Vanderbilt's "all comers" policy, which prohibits student groups from discrimination.
Religious groups have opposed the policy because they say it forces them to include students who don't share their beliefs.
Dr. Carol Swain is a faculty advisor for a campus ministry at Vanderbilt University.
"We cannot have a situation in this state where there is an institution that's a bully, that gets away with whatever it wants to get away with," says Vanderbilt faculty member Dr. Carol Swain.
The proposed legislation would prohibit universities with an all-comers policy from establishing or keeping a police force.
The legislation concerns Vanderbilt Police Chief August Washington.
"I have to tell you, I do find it unbelievable that we would be considering this," says Chief Washington.
The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill in 2012 that prohibited all universities in Tennessee from adopting an all-comers policy, but it was vetoed by the governor.
Governor Haslam has said he opposes the state legislature telling private universities how to handle their affairs.
He has asked for an Attorney General's opinion on this new bill.
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Tuesday, March 5 2013, 11:41 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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