Supreme Court Decision on Law School’s Anti-Bias Policy May Have Limited Impact

June 28, 2010

by Peter Schmidt

The Chronicle of Higher Education


A bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that a California public law school did not violate the First Amendment in denying official recognition to a Christian student group that effectively excluded homosexual students from membership based on their beliefs and behaviors. But the parties involved in the case, as well as experts on student organizations, disagree over whether many colleges have policies similar enough to the one at issue in the case to be affected by the decision.


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Schools: University of California Cases: University of California Hastings College of the Law: Denial of Recognition to Christian Law School Group