Mirror of Justice

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Supreme Court likely to agree with schools in closely watched religious freedom cases

On May 11, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments, using its new telephonic procedure, in two closely watched religious freedom cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel, on whether courts can hear employee discrimination cases brought by teachers at Catholic schools.

Both “very important” cases involve the First Amendment right of religious institutions, including schools, to select their own leaders, teachers and ministers, and the justices are likely to agree with the schools, according to Notre Dame Law SchoolProfessor Richard Garnett, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Program on Church, State & Society.

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