Jewish Yale students' housing claim dismissed

August 09, 1998
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Yale University brought by four Orthodox Jewish students who said the school violated their rights by forcing them to live in coed dorms.
     U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello ruled that the school policy did not impair the students' rights to practice their religion or violate federal housing or antitrust laws.
     "The plaintiffs could have opted to attend a different college or university if they were not satisfied with Yale's housing policy," Covello ruled.