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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Christian Legal Society Chapter of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law v. Martinez
Citation:561 U.S. 661 (2010)
Hastings has an all-comers policy for registered student organizations (RSOs). RSOs have certain benefits, including financial assistance and access to facilities. The all-comers policy mandates that RSOs accept all students to participate, be a member, or seek leadership positions in their groups.
CLS submitted an application to become an RSO. Hastings rejected the application because CLS did not comply with the all-comers policy; it barred students from membership based on religion and sexual orientation.
Hastings refused CLS’s request for an exemption, and CLS refused to alter its bylaws.
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