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Christian Legal Society v. Martinez 08-1371 (2010)

Note Argument date 4/19/2010
 
IssueWhether the 9th Circuit erred when it held, directly contrary to the 7th Circuit's decision in Christian Legal Society v. Walker, 453 F.3d 853 (7th Cir. 2006), that the Constitution allows a state law school to deny recognition to a religious student organization because the group requires its officers and voting members to agree with its core religious viewpoints.
Certiorari Granted 12/07/2009
Lower Court 9th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling A federal district court granted summary judgment to the law school, reasoning that the policy regulated the group’s conduct, not its speech. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit summarily affirmed.
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