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Ministerial exception case could have ‘explosive’ impact

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the First Amendment’s ministerial exception bars job-bias suits against religion-based employers will likely have an impact far beyond discrimination claims. The affirmative defense could be invoked in other cases, including those alleging ...

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Justices tussle over ADA ministerial exception

WASHINGTON – During heated oral arguments Wednesday in a case involving religious doctrines, government interests and claims of job discrimination, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to carve out just how much constitutional leeway religious organizations have to ...

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Justices to decide whether parochial teacher can sue

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the First Amendment’s ministerial exception applies to bar employment discrimination claims brought by a teacher at a religious school who teaches a full secular curriculum in addition to performing religious duties.

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