ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Freedom of Association

Supreme Court Decisions? CLS versus Martinez

September 2010 by ACTA

How does it affect your campus? What can you do? A robust, vigorous mix of ideas is the lifeblood of effective higher eductation. But the broad range of student-run associations that contributes to intellectual diversity and freedom of ideas is now in jeopardy at public colleges and universities. A recent, narrowly-worded decision from a closely-divided Supreme Court is prompting hasty policy changes that would limit students' right of association in political and religious campus groups. This brochure gives trustees a brief summary of the case, links to key documents for further investigation, and guidance for prudent policy decisions.