Supreme Court Oral Argument: Religious Organization Employees & Discrimination Claims

Supreme Court Oral Argument on Religious Organization Employees and Discrimination Claims

The Supreme Court heard oral argument via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The case involves religious freedom and whether… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The case involves religious freedom and whether federal courts have a role in discrimination cases filed by employees employed by a religious institution. Under federal employment discrimination law, federal courts cannot take up discrimination claims from ministers against their religious employers. This is often referred to as the ministerial exception. This legal doctrine aims to ensure religious freedom in that religious institutions cannot be sued by employees who perform religious duties. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a teacher employed at a religious school could be considered a minister, but under certain guidelines. Both of schools in this consolidated oral argument are Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. On July 8, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the religious insitutions. close

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Supreme Court Oral Argument on Religious Organization Employees and Discrimination Claims

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Program ID:
471674-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 2020 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 12, 2020 | 5:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 11, 2020 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 11, 2020 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 2020 | 5:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 2020 | 11:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2020 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 12, 2020 | 5:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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