The Right to Sue a Religious Organization NPR's Richard Gonzales reports on a ruling by a federal appeals court in California concerning the right to sue a religious organization. A sexual harassment suit had been filed against the Jesuits in 1997, but dismissed because the court ruled that federal civil rights laws did not apply to a church. The court held it would violate the church's right to manage itself free from governmental interference. Yesterday that ruling was overturned.
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The Right to Sue a Religious Organization

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The Right to Sue a Religious Organization

The Right to Sue a Religious Organization

The Right to Sue a Religious Organization

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Richard Gonzales reports on a ruling by a federal appeals court in California concerning the right to sue a religious organization. A sexual harassment suit had been filed against the Jesuits in 1997, but dismissed because the court ruled that federal civil rights laws did not apply to a church. The court held it would violate the church's right to manage itself free from governmental interference. Yesterday that ruling was overturned.