What is viewpoint discrimination?
Viewpoint discrimination occurs when laws, regulations, or actions attack or unfairly discriminate against a specific individual or group because of the personal views of the individual or group, whether those views concern religious beliefs, political beliefs, or intellectual or academic ideas. Where such laws create, foster, or carry a prejudice, bias, or hostility towards such viewpoints, they are generally considered to be violations of the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and the exercise of one's religion. Courts have consistently ruled against viewpoint discrimination as being unconstitutional, although new variations on this issue have arisen throughout the two centuries since the First Amendment was passed.
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A Viewpoint Discrimination Case
A typical viewpoint discrimination legal case involved a student group at the University of Virginia which published a religious literary journal. The group requested funds from the University to cover their publishing costs but were denied them due to the religious nature of their journal. The Supreme Court ruled that the University could not deny the group such funds while granting similar funds to other student journals, stating that equal access to student funds must be granted to all groups, regardless of their religious or other viewpoints.
Legal Representation for Viewpoint Discrimination Cases
The Becker Law Firm provides dedicated and experienced legal representation to those who have been subjected to viewpoint discrimination due to their Christian or conservative views. Mr. Becker is a California-based constitutional law attorney with 24 years of legal experience who has represented many individuals in such matters, involving issues related to religious expression, freedom of speech, intellectual freedom, academic freedom, and employment discrimination.
If you have encountered negative discriminatory action as a Christian or conservative, you may have a valid legal case which can be pursued through the courts through Mr. Becker and allied attorneys across the nation. Contact the firm to discuss your case and learn what your legal options may be today.
Today, The Becker Law Firm filed its Opening Brief in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to restore the decades-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity scenes in the City of Santa Monica's famed Palisades Park. In 2011, atheist activists who objected to the Christian displays flooded the city with applications to erect their own "holiday displays" only ...