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Real Estate – Church Property – Episcopal Church Split – Contracts Clause (access required)

In this dispute over property claimed by both the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the national church, and 11 breakaway congregations, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects ECUSA/Diocese’s contention that Va. Code § 57-9, which governs determination of property rights on “division” of a church or religious society, violates the constitutional Contracts Clause. Today, this court answers ...

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