Before I fell asleep on the airplane today I found this interesting item in a journal from 1951 .

Mr. Hughes, an atheist and an alumnus of the University of Minnesota, contends that it is illegal for the institution to permit religious organizations to use university property for their meetings. The complaint which he filed for criminal action against the university on the grounds that it is violating the separation of Church and State has been rejected by the United States Government. C. U. Landrum, United States District Attorney in St. Paul, said it is “the view of the Department of Justice that action in the matter would not be desirable and none is contemplated.”