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Christian Legal Society vs Martinez

Court's Decision in CLS v. Hastings Threatens Free Speech on Campus

Caleb Melby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Caleb Melby

Amidst all that hubbub about Elena Kagan and the Chicago hand-gun ban decision, one piece of Supreme Court news from the past couple weeks went virtually unnoticed. The Court ruled in a case involving a Christian student group and a California public school. And it's a ruling threatens the free speech and assembly rights of students in public institutions everywhere.

Doing Away with the Right to Be Different: The Assault on Religious Freedom

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

While the cultural landscape has changed greatly since the founding of the country, one thing must not: America should still stand for freedom and pluralism. What this demands is an equal voice for all viewpoints.

Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against LGBT Discrimination

Matt Coles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Coles

As you probably know, a couple of days ago the Supreme Court decided Christian Legal Society of Hastings College of the Law v. Martinez. The court ru...

WaPo 'On Faith': Religious Freedom to Exclude | Michael Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Michael Kessler The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion in Christian Legal Society Chapter of the University of California, Hastings C...

The Supreme Court Gets it Right on Gay Rights

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

A religious organization is not entitled to government subsidies when its beliefs are inconsistent with basic antidiscrimination principles.

Supreme Court's CLS Decision Sucker-Punches First Amendment

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Goldstein

It seems that the Court views the First Amendment rights of citizens as inviolable, unless those citizens are students, in which case those rights can be diminished whenever there's a political agenda.

Supreme Court Hears Religious Students Case

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The nation's highest court took up a case Monday (April 19) that pits the rights of a Chris...

On Campus, "Tolerance" And Faith Collide | Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Should a student religious group at a public university be allowed to bar a certain group of students from membership -- gay students, to be precise -...