Christian Legal Soc'y Chapter. of Univ. of Cal. v. Kane

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In Christian Legal Soc'y Chapter. of Univ. of Cal. v. Kane, 319 Fed. Appx. 645 (9th Cir. 2009), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against a Christian club that sought recognition while also limiting its membership to students who accepted core Christian principles.

The entire per curiam decision, joined by Judges Kozinski, Hug and Bea, was simply this:

The parties stipulate that Hastings imposes an open membership rule on all student groups--all groups must accept all comers as voting members even if those individuals disagree with the mission of the group. The conditions on recognition are therefore viewpoint neutral and reasonable. Truth v. Kent Sch. Dist., 542 F.3d 634, 649-50 (9th Cir. 2008).

Id. at 645-46.

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari to reconsider this ruling, which conflicts with a precedent in the Seventh Circuit. See Christian Legal Society v. Walker, 453 F.3d 853 (7th Cir. 2006).

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