Reflections on the CLS Case, Part 1

I am going to share some reflections today on the CLS v. Martinez case.  Yesterday I posted first responses as they were received.  Today, now that the dust has settled a little more, there is time for sober reflection.  In this first post, I am going to give the background, so that anyone who is [Read More...]

Our Coverage on CLS v. Martinez

Our interviews with some of the major players in the CLS v Martinez case are beginning to go live.  We just posted interviews with Michael McConnell (whom we had interviewed earlier), who argued the case on behalf of CLS before the Supreme Court, and Marci Hamilton, who sides very much with Hastings. A quote or [Read More...]

CLS v Martinez: Michael McConnell on the Dangers of this Ruling

Today I have been posting a series of blog entries on the CLS v Martinez case.  Scroll down to see more of the context and early responses.  I just got off the phone with Michael McConnell, who argued the case before the Supreme Court. The CLS/ADF side has emphasized that this is a very limited [Read More...]

CLS v Martinez: David French: The Bad Fruit of a Poisonous Tree

I just got off the phone with David French, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund.  A more thorough rendering of the conversation will be available soon, but for now, here is a rough and ready transcription of one part I found especially interesting: “In many ways I see this case as the fruit [Read More...]

CLS v Martinez: The Alliance Defense Fund Responds

In my earlier post I framed the issues behind CLS v. Martinez and noted the first-blush response of David French, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, which argued the case alongside the Christian Legal Society.  The ADF just issued their press release on the case.  Granted, they have an interest in arguing that [Read More...]


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