Widmar v. Vincent

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep454/usrep454263/usrep454263.pdf

Issue

Holding

When a state university creates a limited public forum open to voluntary student groups, religious groups must be given “equal access” to that forum.

Citation

454 U.S. 263

Year

Ratio

Author

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Chess v. Widmar, 635 F.2d 1310 (8th Cir. 1980), aff'd sub nom. Widmar v. Vincent, 454 U.S. 263 (1981)