Majority Opinion for Case of Christian Legal Society v

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Majority Opinion for Case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez Preston Reppond and Kelley Owens Poli Sci 2302 Dr. Ferguson This court has decided in favor of Martinez. After careful review, the court hereby denies the Christian Legal Society’s motion for summary judgement and grants UC Hastings’ cross-motions for summary judgment. Hastings allows CLS to meet on school property – it simply denies CLS funding and the right to use the Hastings name and logo. Second, Hastings does not prohibit "religious organizations" or "religious activities" among its student organizations – instead it refuses to recognize student organizations that discriminate in their membership policies on the basis of several factors, including religion and sexual orientation. The reasons for this court's decision are as follows: 1. First Amendment: Free Speech a. The non-discriminatory policy regulates conduct, not speech and therefore allows for members to freely express their views while requiring all Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to permit all
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2010 for the course PSC 2302 taught by Professor Dr.riley during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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