Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts
Friday, February 05, 2010
Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (PDF) — Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed an amicus brief in perhaps the most important case pending on the Supreme Court's docket: Christian Legal Society v. Martinez. At issue is whether public universities may force recognized student groups to accept as members other students who have opposing beliefs. This policy, which was imposed by a California public law school on a Christian club to compel it to welcome advocates of homosexuality, has the effective of imposing a "heckler's veto" on private associations at the school. This policy interferes with the internal operations of private groups and impedes their ability to be productive. Quoting Alexis de Tocqueville, our brief explained that the freedom of association is essential to maintaining liberty.