Wide Awake or Half-Asleep? Revelations from Jurisprudential Tailings Found in Rosenberger v. University of Virginia
Waring, Robert L.
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The Rosenberger Court contracted the boundaries of the no funding principle of the Establishment Clause. In so doing, the Court, speaking through Justice Kennedy, ran roughshod over several important tools used in free speech analysis. Rosenberger altered the line between viewpoint and content, clouded the role of strict scrutiny and eviscerated the already weakened limited public forum concept. The article analyzes several post-Rosenberger circuit court holdings in free speech cases. In addition, it discusses the potential impact of Rosenberger - a case limited to the expenditure of student activity funds at public universities - on the future collection of mandatory student activity fees at public universities.