Religious school groups: Our freedom to decide who teaches our faith should be respected

ADF files brief on behalf of Christian schools, associations asking Supreme Court to affirm their freedom from undue govt interference

WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom, together with Troutman Sanders, one of the country’s largest and most respected law firms, filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of several Christian education associations and a religious university asking the Court to uphold two Catholic schools’ ability to select their own teachers. The brief in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel argues that a “minister” should be defined by objective evidence based on religious functions the employee performs, as defined in good faith by the religious organization, rather than letting the government define who is a minister and who is not.

ADF attorneys filed the brief on behalf of the Association of Classical Christian Schools, the Cardinal Newman Society, William Jessup University, and the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

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Case Name: Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel

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