Racists leading the Black Student Union? Pro-life students taking over a fledgling abortion activist group — and its budget? At most universities this couldn't happen because schools recognize — albeit sometimes after court orders — that the First Amendment protects the right to associate around, and advocate for, shared beliefs. Religious, political and other groups commonly exercise this right by limiting their leaders to those who share their views.
Read the rest of the op-ed by Casey Mattox, Senior Legal Counsel, published in USA Today
This is the first in a series of blog posts that will outline how some key courtroom victories help protect freedom in five critical areas.
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The First Amendment protects our freedom to peacefully practice the religion we choose. But when COVID-19 hit the United States and lockdowns began, some government officials seemed to forget this.