Supreme Court Presages Broad Religious Exemptions to State and Local Non-Discrimination Provisions

Supreme Court Presages Broad Religious Exemptions to State and Local Non-Discrimination Provisions

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pa., 141 S. Ct. 1868 (2021). I. Introduction In Fulton, both the district court and court of appeals held in favor of the defendants, citing Employment Division v. Smith as controlling precedent regarding “neutral laws of general applicability.” Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, 320 F. Supp. 3d 661, 704 (E.D.…

Communitas (IM)perfecta: How the Internal Organization of the Catholic Church Heightens Obstacles to Remedies for Clerical Sexual Assault Survivors and Recommendations to Remove These Obstacles

Communitas (IM)perfecta: How the Internal Organization of the Catholic Church Heightens Obstacles to Remedies for Clerical Sexual Assault Survivors and Recommendations to Remove These Obstacles

The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.Nelson Mandela Abstract Although the Catholic Church has been referred to as a “communitas perfecta” (the perfect community), more than 30,000 incidents of child clerical sexual abuse have been reported by survivors in the United States. The rampant sexual abuse of minors…