WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A teacher who taught a
religious class, led worship and led prayer was a commissioned minister, and
her employment falls within the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution's
ministerial exception, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 11, reversing
In a Landmark Decision, the Supreme Court
Exempts "Churches" From Most Employment Discrimination Statutes Affecting
by Gregory W. McClune
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution ( U.S.
Const. amend. I ) provides, in part, that "Congress shall...
In a decision that many are
calling a resounding victory for religious organizations, the Supreme Court has
unanimously decided that the First Amendment's establishment and free exercise
clauses create a "ministerial exception" that bars an ADA lawsuit
(and by extension all discrimination...
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states in
part: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . ." The first of these two
quoted clauses is known as the Establishment Clause. The second of these