OUA Amicus Brief in Our Lady of Guadalupe v Morrissey-Berru & St. James School v. Biel

Posted on June 24, 2020 In Amicus Briefs

The Supreme Court of the United States consolidated two cases in which the Orthodox Union filed an amicus curiae, or friend-of-the-court brief:
1. Our Lady of Guadalupe v Morrisey-Berru
2. St. James School v Biel

Read the Orthodox Union’s brief here

Read the U.S. Supreme Court decision, which cites the brief the Orthodox Union joined (pg. 20, footnote 19)

In mentioning the brief the OU joined, the majority opinion stated: “The contemporary American Jewish community continues to place the education of children in its faith and rites at the center of its communal efforts.”

The brief addresses whether the First Amendment’s religion clauses prevent civil courts from adjudicating employment-discrimination claims brought by an employee against religious employers, when the employee carried out important religious functions.
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