Rosenberger v. University of Virginia
Significance, Jefferson's University, An Issue Of Speech, The Uniqueness Of Religion Cases
Ronald W. Rosenberger, Wide Awake Productions, and others
Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia and others
That denying commonly available school funds to a student religious organization by a public university violated the First Amendment's Speech Clause.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Michael W. McConnell
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
John C. Jefferies, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Anthony M. Kennedy (writing for the Court), Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
29 June 1995
The Court ruled in favor of Rosenberger by finding that the University of Virginia violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment and must provide financial support to a student religious publication as it does to other student publications.
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- Rosenberger v. University of Virginia - An Issue Of Speech
- Rosenberger v. University of Virginia - The Uniqueness Of Religion Cases
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