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Good News Club v. Milford Central School

Docket No.: 99-2036
Argued: February 28, 2001
Decided: June 11, 2001

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Miscellaneous, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, preliminary injunction, public education, public schools, res judicata

Petitioner: Good News Club
Respondent: Milford Central School

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 202 F.3d 502
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


533 U.S. 98 (2001)
Question:

Did Milford Central School violate the First Amendment free speech rights of the Good News Club when it excluded the Club from meeting after hours at the school? If a violation occurred, was it justified by Milford's concern that permitting the Club's activities would violate the Establishment Clause?

Good News Club v. Milford Central School
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 28, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Good News Club, 3 vote(s) against
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