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Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1371 9th Cir. _ Apr 19, 2010
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Jun 28, 2010 5-4 Ginsburg OT 2009

Holding: A public college does not violate the First Amendment by refusing to officially recognize a student organization unless it allows all students to join the group, even if that all comers policy requires a religious organization to admit gay students who do not adhere to the group's core beliefs.

Judgment: Affirmed and Remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 28, 2010. Justice Stevens and Kennedy filed concurring opinions, and Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia and Thomas.

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