In an important church-state case decided in January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court has for the first time barred certain employment discrimination suits against employers of church-run or other religious organizations based on the autonomy granted to those employers under the First Amendment's Establishment and Free Exercise of Religion clauses, which provide, in part, that "Congress should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
Churches Have Right To Decide Who's A Minister
The Connecticut Law Tribune
February 27, 2012
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