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CLS v. Martinez, 561 U. S
Finance & Accounting
Pages 3 (753 words)
A LEGAL BRIEF ON THE RECENT U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING IN CLS V. MARTINEZ, 561 U. S. (2010) On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court gave a ruling on the CLS vs. Martinez, 561 US ___130 S.Ct. 2971, 177 L.Ed.2d 838 (2010). The case was filed by the Christian Legal Society (CLS) at the Hastings College of Law at University of California on the ground that official governing groups should accept all the students regardless of their beliefs and status to acquire recognition.
Fujusaki, Thomas Gede, Claes H. Lewenhaupt, James E. Mahoney, Brian D. Monaghan, and Bruce L. Simon. The Intervenor-Respondent is Hastings Outlaw which is a student association at Hastings College of Law, University of California. The opinion of the Court was delivered by Justice Ruth Ginsburg which was joined by Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Paul Stevens, Justice Sonya Sotomayor, and Justice Anthony Kennedy. The concurring opinions were delivered by Justice Paul Stevens and Justice Anthony Kennedy. A dissent was written by Justice Samuel Alito joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. The issue presented before the Court was by CLS under the US Constitution First Amendment. CLS argued that whether the Constitution permits a public law school university to exclude a religious student group or association to be registered on the basis that the group requires that its officers and members share the school’s same religious commitments. ...
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