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Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

Court of Appeals Rules Against Christian Legal Society, Denies Request to Reopen Challenge to University’s Non-Discrimination Policy

A statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter, Esq. (San Francisco, CA, November 17, 2010)—Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the Christian Legal Society’s request to present additional evidence in Christian Legal Society v. Wu, a case challenging a California law school’s policy that student groups may not discriminate based on sexual orientation, religion, or other bases. Today’s ruling brings an end to six years of litigation in this case, which...

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds University Non-Discrimination Policy in NCLR Case

Rejects challenge to Law School Policy Requiring Funded Student Groups To Welcome All Students (Washington, D.C, June 28, 2010)—Today, in a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the United States Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the University of California Hastings College of the Law’s policy of requiring all funded student groups to be open to all students. The policy was challenged by the Christian Legal Society (CLS), which argued that the policy violated its right to...

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs College Non-Discrimination Policies

Case may impact public universities around the country (Washington, DC, April 19, 2010) — Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, in which it will consider whether a student organization has a constitutional right to obtain public funds and other government-provided benefits while reserving the right to exclude members on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation or any other factor. The case was filed by the Christian Legal Society...

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