“Green light for FFRF’s anti-church politicking suit” | FFRF

Court prevents feds from enforcing abortion-drug mandate | WorldNetDaily

Halt religious coercion, Baptist & Catholic-led coalition says of abortion mandate | Baptist Press

Amicus Brief on Behalf of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Christian Legal Society in AID v. AOSI | Eugene Volokh

At Christmastime, Ignore the Heckler’s Veto | Andy Norman at Bell Towers

50 years later: High court’s school prayer ruling still fuels religious liberty debate

Education and Religious Groups Release Guidelines Regarding Bullying and Freedom of Expression in Public School

Supreme Court decision on religion upends campus religious groups

Christian groups differ on compliance with Vanderbilt policy

CLS: “Vanderbilt to Christian student organization: Drop commitment to Jesus Christ for leaders”

Vandy Christian groups ‘resolute,’ campus exodus an option

Vanderbilt Solidarity Issues Statement in Opposition to University Policy Undermining Religious Freedom

Michael Brown: Can a Muslim Lead the Christian Campus Club? | Townhall

    Michael Brown at Townhall: The university had been sued by the Alliance Defense Fund when, “The school refused to recognize the campus Christian Legal Society chapter, Hastings Christian Fellowship (HCF), because it [would] not agree to a non-discrimination policy that would require the group to admit homosexuals and non-Christians as members and officers . . . Last month, the Supreme Court turned down an appeal brought by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Christian groups challenging the policy at California state universities which did not allow them to restrict “membership in their groups to people who agree with their Christian values and beliefs.” Unfortunately, as noted by ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco, “one of the key points in the whole case is that every other group on campus is allowed to restrict their membership and their officers to people who agree with the values the group was formed to advocate on campus.”


  • Posted: 04/09/2012
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“Schools work to balance gay, religious rights”

Christian Clubs Told to ‘Stop Whining,’ Meet in Homes Like in Communist China

George F. Will: Conformity for diversity’s sake – Vanderbilt’s diversity policy

Congressional Prayer Caucus denounces Vanderbilt rule

Professor Says Vanderbilt Suppressing Christian Student Groups Amid Shutdown Threats

Christian campus group prevails

ADF: Mont. law school agrees to adopt reforms to settle lawsuit with Christian student group

U.S. Appeals Court: Schools Can Ban Worship | Christianity Today

Center for AZ Policy: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Program

Greg Baylor: The passing of Sam Ericsson

CLS Prayer Request: In Memoriam of Sam Ericsson

Arrested, strip-searched pro-lifers score another victory in court

Victory for pro-life protestors strip-searched by troopers

Christian Legal Society considering options

9th Circuit refuses to consider CLS claims on remand from Supreme Court

When religious freedom and equal opportunity employment laws collide

CLS 2010 National Conference October 21-24

    Christian Legal Society 2010 National Conference

    You are invited to join hundreds of attorneys, law students, other law professionals and their families at CLS’s 2010 National Conference. The conference planning team has lifted the bar significantly this year, giving special attention to both spiritual formation and professional development.

    With extraordinary support from Campus Crusade for Christ’s (CCC) legal ministries group and other generous sponsors, CLS has held down costs for attendees despite enhanced programming. Of particular note: carefully planned children’s activities led by experienced CCC staff will make this a great time for the entire family. We encourage you both to attend and to sponsor a law student for a truly outstanding time of fellowship, fun, and professional growth. We hope to see you there!


  • Posted: 10/18/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Video: Greg Baylor on American Political Science Association panel to discuss CLS v. Martinez

Greg Baylor: Are you sitting down? 9th Circuit delivers favorable religious freedom decision

Christian Legal Society: 2010 National Conference

    Christian Legal Society: “The conference planning team has lifted the bar significantly this year, giving special attention to both spiritual formation and professional development. With extraordinary support from Campus Crusade for Christ’s (CCC) legal ministries group, CLS has held down costs for attendees despite enhanced programming. Of particular note: carefully planned children’s activities led by experienced CCC staff will make this a great time for the entire family.”

    October 21-24, 2010
    Rosen Plaza Hotel
    Orlando, Florida


  • Posted: 07/26/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.clsnet.org

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Penna Dexter: Christian Legal Society Case

    Penna Dexter writes at the Christian Post: “In what kind of a world does a Christian group not have the right to restrict its membership to practicing Christians? According to the United States Supreme Court: in today’s world . . . ADF’s Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence says, the schools that have such a policy often apply it inconsistently. He told reporters, ‘Groups that have nothing to do with religion—environmentalist groups, homosexual groups, feminist groups, etc–they are allowed to kick out members who disagree with their message.’ ADF Counsel Greg Baylor says this decision does place other student groups at risk and there will be more litigation on these non-discrimination policies. It is likely this ruling is not the last word on this subject. ADF’s Lorence says, ‘This isn’t even a loss…in that we’ve lost the issue. It’s that the Supreme Court has basically kicked it down the road for another day.’ But once again ‘non-discrimination’ against homosexual behavior trumps religious freedom. ADF Attorney David French worries that the Supreme Court’s reasoning in this case could mean that the liberties of churchgoing Americans are in danger. ”


  • Posted: 07/12/2010
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Robert K. Vischer: Diversity and Discrimination in the Case of the Christian Legal Society

PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly: Supreme Court update on CLS v. Martinez

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! God Save This Honorable Court: Limited religious liberty ruling

Greg Baylor: Court undercuts student rights

High Court rules against Christian group at California law school

“The Supreme Court rightly holds that public law schools can deny affiliation and funding to religious groups that discriminate against gay students”

SCOTUSblog: Term’s final four decisions

Jordan Lorence: The CLS case and the mirage of the “all comers” policy

Some conservatives slam, others downplay SCOTUS ruling against Christian group

David French interview: “You cannot be an equal participant in the marketplace of ideas”

Supreme Court sides with school against religious exclusion

“High Court ruling on Hastings Law School upholds separation of church and state”

Christian Legal Society: It’s not over yet

Alito: Supremes endorse “viewpoint discrimination”

“Serious setback for freedom of expression”

New venue for anti-bias debate

Supreme Court decision on law school’s anti-bias policy may have limited impact

Supreme Court decision on religious freedom “narrow and troubling”

Supreme Court rules against Christian legal group

Martinez ruling a “serious setback for freedom of expression”

Justices say Christian club not exempt from non-discrimination policy

“Christian Legal Society loses in Supreme Court case”

Court rules against CLS

Score one for the homosexual agenda

Supreme Court rules against student group that refused to admit “gays”

“Supreme Court: Christian group can’t bar gays, get school funding”

David French: CLS v. Martinez: Further thoughts

David French at NRO: CLS v. Martinez: My first quick take

“Group barring gays can be denied recognition, high court says”

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court opinions: links and summaries

Supreme Court upholds Hastings Law School’s all-comers policy for registered student organizations

Hastings anti-bias rules upheld

Supreme Court: Calif. university’s policy upheld, but school still barred from targeting Christian group

SCOTUSblog: This Term’s pending cases

Casey Mattox: Some schools are NOT waiting on CLS v Martinez