On June 26, 1972, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in the case of Healy v. James, a decision which will have great effect in the administrative review by a college or university official of a petition by a student group for recognition as a fullfledged campus organization. The Court declared that such a petition carries with it the associational rights of the group as protected by the first amendment, which can not be subjected to the prior restraint of denial without a constitutionally valid cause; placed the burden of proving such cause on the official; and gave specific examples for the criteria to be used in the de- cisional process.
Case Comment, Healy v. James: Official Campus Recognition for Student Groups, 22 Clev. St. L. Rev. 373 (1973)