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New case could impact sex-abuse, job-bias cases (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the First Amendment’s ministerial exception bars job-bias suits against religion-based employers likely will have an impact far beyond discrimination claims. The affirmative defense could be invoked in other cases, including those alleging sexual abuse by members of the clergy. “Yes, I think that churches and religious organizations who are ...