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The Good Fight: Preserving The Freedom of Association

Tuesday, December 8, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to hear the case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez is a very welcome one. The problem of majoritarian control of minority groups is an old one, but as elites grow more intolerant of opinions contrary to their own, the Constitution’s protection for unpopular opinion grows more important. When a state agency like a law school refuses to recognize a student group because it holds an unpopular opinion, it is using its power to cripple the Christian law students’ freedom to associate with each other.

My friends at the Alliance Defense Fund are co-counsel in this case, and I will have another of their lawyers on today to continue the discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision.

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