As the Hastings non-discrimination policy case makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, some legal heavy hitters have turned out not just to write amicus briefs, but also to represent both parties.
The Christian Legal Society, a student group at Hastings that sued the school when they were denied registered organization status because of its requirement that members sign a statement of faith that excludes lesbians and gays, is being represented by Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell, according to the National Law Journal.
Hastings, which denies claims by CLS that its policy of not recognizing groups it views as discriminatory constitutes a violation of freedom of association, has tapped Latham & Watkins' Georgory Garre. Garre is a former U.S. solicitor general.
The case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, has attracted 38 amicus briefs — an "unusually large number." The NLJ story includes some excerpts from various briefs written by some high profile advocacy groups and law firms.