On March 1, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rosenberger et al. u. The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia et al..

Michael W. McConnell, a law professor at the University of Chicago, argued on behalf of the petitioners that since the University of Virginia funded other forms of speech, the school’s refusal to fund the religious magazine was an act of religious discrimination.

The Catholic League filed a friend of the court brief in this case arguing on behalf of the petitioners that publication of religious viewpoint deserves the highest level of First Amendment protection. The Court is expected to announce its decision at the end of June.

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