[The] unanimous Supreme Court decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, upholding a small Lutheran school’s right to control its employment of “commissioned ministers” on its teaching staff, is very good news indeed for religious freedom. Congratulations are due to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, to Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia (who teamed up with Becket in representing the school), and to writers of supportive amicus briefs.* —Matthew J. Franck, First Things
The International Center for Law and Religion Studies was asked by Counsel for the Petitioners to prepare an amicus brief in the case, with an international perspective. In preparing the brief, the Center drew upon the work of many international experts and employed the research help of student fellows from the J. Reuben Clark Law School (Brigham Young University) as well as externs from Lewis & Clark Law School (Oregon), David A. Clark Law School (U. D. C.), Notre Dame Law School, S. J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah), and Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt, Germany).