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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
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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