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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1371 9th Cir. Apr 19, 2010
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Jun 28, 2010 5-4 Ginsburg OT 2009

Holding: A public college does not violate the First Amendment by refusing to officially recognize a student organization unless it allows all students to join the group, even if that all comers policy requires a religious organization to admit gay students who do not adhere to the group's core beliefs.

Judgment: Affirmed and Remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 28, 2010. Justice Stevens and Kennedy filed concurring opinions, and Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia and Thomas.

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