Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
A registered student group may submit its bills to the University of Virginia (Respondent) for payment as long as the organization is not classified as a religious or political group. Each semester every undergraduate student is charged a mandatory fee of $14.00 to help support the cost of student organizations. Rosenberger’s (Petitioner’s) group was recognized as a registered student organization. However, Respondent refused to pay the printing bill for the publication of the group’s magazine because Respondent deemed it a religious activity.
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