Luther Presents Paper at University of California Hastings College of Law Constitutional Law Quarterly Symposium
On October 1, 2010, Robert Luther III spoke on a panel with Professor Toni Massaro of the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law and Professor Julie Nice of the University of San Francisco Law School, at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent CLS v. Martinez decision. The decision adjudicated the constitutionality of the Law School’s nondiscrimination policy and its application to CLS, a Christian law student organization, that had refused to comply with the school’s policy on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment rights of their organization and its members. CLS was de-recognized from its prior status as an official campus organization and, in response, brought suit to vindicate its First Amendment rights to Free Speech, Free Exercise of Religion, and Freedom to Assemble. Mr. Luther’s law review article, entitled “Marketplace of Ideas 2.0: Excluding Viewpoints to Include Individuals” was published in a 2011 edition of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, the nation’s oldest constitutional law journal, in connection with this presentation.