Hosanna-Tabor "Ministerial Exception" Headlines
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"This is a huge win for religious liberty. The court has unanimously confirmed the right of churches to select their own ministers and religious leaders. It has unanimously held that the plaintiff in this case was a minister for purposes of the rule. It has unanimously held that the courts cannot inquire into whether the church had religious reasons for its decisions concerning a minister. The longstanding unanimity in the lower courts has now been confirmed by unanimity in the Supreme Court." – Douglas Laycock, Counsel for the Petitioner

29 January 2012. The Supreme Court has shown unity, but little guidance. (Robert Barnes, The High Court, The Washington Post

28 January 2012. John Smith column 1/28/12: Court ruling seen as landmark for religious liberty. (The Reading Eagle)

21 January 2012. Ministerial exception is shrouded in uncertainty. (Jeffrey Pasek, The Jurist)

18 January 2012. Court: Religious groups exempt from bias laws. (Marilyn H. Karfeld, Cleveland Jewish News)

17 January 2012. Supreme Court sends clear message on religion. (Hannah C. Smith, Deseret News)

16 January 2012. Ruling over teacher's firing could have far-reaching implications. (Patricia Zapor, The Catholic Review)

15 January 2012. U.S. Supreme Court sides with Redford church. (Pat Murphy, Observer & Eccentric)

12 January 2012. Hosanna-Tabor ruling could impact future religious liberty cases. (Michelle Bauman, Catholic News Agency)

12 January 2012. What comes after Hosanna-Tabor. (Matthew J. Franck, First Things)

12 January 2012. Hosanna-Tabor an important victory for religious liberty. (Washington University in St. Louis)

12 January 2012. WSJ: Hosannas for the Court. (The Wall Street Journal via Becket Fund)

12 January 2012.  Supreme Court's historic but unfinished ruling for religious liberty. (The Christian Science Monitor)

12 January 2012. U.S. Supreme Court reaffirms right of religious organizations to hire, fire. (Warner Norcross & Judd)

12 January 2012. My Take: Huge win for religious liberty at the Supreme Court. (Douglas Laycock, Special to CNN)

12 January 2012.  Albert Mohler: The Supreme Court speaks: A major victory for religious liberty. (AlbertMohler.com)

12 January 2012. Opinion recap: A solid "ministerial exception." (Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog)

11 January 2012. In Brief: Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC. (The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life)

11 January 2012. Breathing room for religious liberty? (Kevin Clarke, America Magazine Blog)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court sides with church 9-0 in landmark First Amendment ruling. (The Becket Fund)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court rejects Obama administration arguments in 'most important' religious freedom case. (Michael de Groote, Deseret News)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court hands victory to church, Laycock; cites professors in eyewitness case. (UVA Today)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court upholds ministerial exception to bar teacher's ADA claim. (Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

11 January 2012. Unanimous Supreme Court rules in Hosanna-Tabor, reverses 6th Circuit. (Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court decision in Hosanna-Tabor a major win for religious freedom. (Thomas Messner, The Foundry)

11 January 2012. Justices grant leeway to churches in job bias laws. (Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

11 January 2012. Lost in the politics, a big win for religious liberty at the Supreme Court. (David French, National Review Online)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court sides with church on decision to fire employee on religious grounds. (Fox News)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court: Discrimination laws do not protect certain employees of religious groups. (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post)

11 January 2011. Supreme Court: Churches can't be sued by ministers for employment discrimination. (Mike Sacks, Huffington Post)

11 January 2012. SCOTUS unanimous decision upholding religious liberty, "ministerial exception." ( Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Blog)

11 January 2012. A win for religious freedom. (Richard Garnett, National Review Online)

11 January 2012. Hosanna indeed: High Court affirms religious liberty in 'ministerial exception' case. (Walter Olson, Cato@Liberty)

11 January 2012. FRC applauds Supreme Court rulking in Hosanna-Tabor case. (Family Research Council Press Release)

11 January 2012. A huge victory for religious liberty, and a huge defeat for the Obama Justice Department. (Hewitt Blog)

11 January 2012. Supreme Court upholds church's religious liberty in unanimous decision. (Stephanie Samuel, The Christian Post)

11 January 2012. Major victory for religious liberty against Obama Administration attack. (Ed Whelan, National Review Online)