On This Date in Legal History

The Good News Club, a private Christian organization for children, wanted to use Milford Central School property for their after school meetings. Milford denied their request. The Club sued, claiming that their rights to free speech were violated. Their case was appealed up to the Supreme Court. On February 28, 2001, the Court heard oral arguments (at https://goo.gl/G1nVWF), and on June 11, 2001, the Court held in the Club’s favor. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas explained,”by denying the Club access on the ground that the Club is religious in nature, discriminated against the Club because of its religious viewpoint in violation of Free Speech Clause.” The Court also found that any Club meetings on school property, after school hours, wouldn’t violate the Establishment Clause. You can listen to the Court’s announcement at https://goo.gl/G1nVWF.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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