Christian Legal Society v. Martinez



Religious student organization may be bound by an “all-comers” policy at public law school; limited public forum analysis applies and the school may require compliance by all officially recognized student groups with a reasonable and viewpoint neutral policy; there was insufficient record regarding selective enforcement or discrimination against religious group.


561 U.S. 661




Religious Tradition Involved

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

Christian Leg. Socy. Chapter Of U. Of California v. Kane, 319 Fed. Appx. 645 (9th Cir. 2009)(unpublished), aff'd and remanded sub nom. Christian Leg. Soc. Chapter of the U. of California, Hastings College of the L. v. Martinez, 561 U.S. 661 (2010)