CLS v. Martinez

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Status: Closed
Outcome:
Victory
Court:
US Supreme Court
Issues: Youth and Schools

Amicus brief in support of University of California Hastings Law School policy requiring publicly funded student groups to accept "all comers."

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Summary

Lambda Legal and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of California Hastings School of Law in a case brought by the Christian Legal Society (CLS) challenging the school's nondiscrimination policy. The law school's policy required student groups receiving school funds to be open to all students and not to discriminate based on their status or beliefs. On June 28, 2010, the Court affirmed that Hastings' "all comers" policy was constitutional and did not violate CLS' rights to free speech or free association.