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Summary of Decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

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Summary of Decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

July 02, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a student group’s first amendment challenge to a public law school’s policy of conditioning official recognition of student organizations on an organization’s agreement to open membership to all students. Voting 5-4, the court held that compliance with such an “all comers policy” is “a reasonable, viewpoint-neutral condition on access to the student-organization forum.”

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