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CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ

Docket No.: 08-1371
Certiorari Granted: Dec 7 2009
Argued: April 19, 2010
Decided: June 28, 2010

Topics:

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Discrimination in Employment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Title VII, disparate impact, patent, public education, public schools, student speech

PartyNames: Christian Legal Society Chapter of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, aka Hastings Christian Fellowship v. Leo P. Martinez, et al.
Petitioner: Christian Legal Society Chapter of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, aka Hastings Christian Fellowship
Respondent: Leo P. Martinez, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 319 Fed. Appx. 645

Christian Legal Society Chapter of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, aka Hastings Christian Fellowship
v.
Leo P. Martinez, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Ninth Circuit erred when it held, directly contrary to the Seventh Circuit's decision in Christian Legal Society v. Walker, 453 F.3d 853 (7th Cir. 2006), that the Constitution allows a state law school to deny recognition to a religious student organization because the group requires its officers and voting members to agree with its core religious viewpoints.

Question:

Did the Ninth Circuit err when its holding runs directly contrary to the Seventh Circuit's 2006 decision in Christian Legal Society v. Walker?

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 19, 2010

Holding: is affirmed and remanded
Vote: 5-4

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ
Case Documents

1CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2Opinion in CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ
3CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
4CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY CHAPTER v. MARTINEZ Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
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