Mirror of Justice

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Church autonomy

In a case called New York City v. Fifth Ave. Presbyterian Church, No. 06-163, the City has filed a cert. petition which includes, according to U.S. Law Week, the following Question Presented:

> "Did the holding of Second Circuit that church's maintaining of nightly
> encampment on its steps is constitutionally protected religious conduct err
> by failing to consider that church's failure to provide security, toilets
> and sanitary facilities, and shelter from elements stands in direct
> contravention to religious doctrine of serving needy, which church cites as
> basis for maintaining encampment?"

Wow.  "Please tell the Second Circuit to tell the church that it is wrong about its religion."  (Thanks to Walter Weber for the news.)


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