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Supreme Court Examines Discrimination Lawsuits Against Religious Schools

The Supreme Court struggled Monday with where to draw a line in a dispute concerning when teachers who work in religious schools can file employment discrimination claims.

Seven years ago, the Supreme Court recognized a “ministerial exception” for the first time, holding that under the First Amendment the government could not interfere with a church’s hiring decisions. The justices held that the teacher in that case could be considered a “minister” under the law, triggering the exception.
During more than an hour of arguments over the telephone, the justices addressed the scope of that decision and whether it bars teachers — who say they have limited religious duties — from bringing suit.

 

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