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Mandatory Immunization Without Exemption for Personal Belief Passes Strict Scrutiny

USA - September 26 2018 In Brown v. Smith, 24 Cal.App5th 1135 (Cal.App. 2d Dist. 2018), the court of appeal ruled that even if strict scrutiny applied, a state law requiring...


Establishment Challenge to Presidential Proclamation Subject to Rational Basis Review

USA - September 26 2018 In Trump v. Hawaii, 138 S.Ct. 2392 (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the lowest level of constitutional scrutiny, rational basis review...


Connecticut RFRA Is Not a Bar to a Discrimination Claim

USA - September 26 2018 In Trinity Christian Sch. v. Comm'n on Human Rights and Opportunities, 329 Conn. 684 (2018), the Supreme Court of Connecticut affirmed dismissal of...


State Could Not Require Priest to Breach Confessional Without Satisfying RFRA

USA - September 26 2018 In Ronchi v. State, No. 5D18-194, 2018 WL 2988975 (Fla. 5th DCA June 15, 2018), the court of appeal held that a circuit court order granting a...


Ministerial Exception Doctrine Bars Former Pastor's Breach of Contract Claim

USA - September 26 2018 In Lee v. Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, No. 17-3086, 2018 WL 4212091 (3d Cir. Sept. 5, 2018), the court of appeals affirmed the...