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When the Issue Is Funding, No News Isn't Good News: Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of University of Virginia, 115 S.Ct. 2510 (1995)

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University of Dayton Law Review


Rosenberger, University of Virginia


Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of University of Virginia was an opinion by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding whether a state university might, consistently with the First Amendment, withhold from student religious publications funding provided to similar secular student publications. The University provided funding to every student organization that met funding-eligibility criteria, which Wide Awake, the student religious publication fulfilled. The University of Virginia defense claimed that denying student activity funding of the religious magazine was necessary to avoid the University’s violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.