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Hosanna-Tabor Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

by the-supremes-9e (The Paideia School) - Mar 05, 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 states “No covered entity shall discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedure...

Eliminating the Ministerial Exception

by the-supremes-276 (The Paideia School) - Mar 05, 2012

The people of the United States of America would benefit if Congress amended the Americans with Disabilities Act, adding the proposed “this ...

The Free Exercise Clause

by ap-government-fall-2011-5d (Central York High School) - Feb 28, 2012

The ministerial exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act was implemented so that the rights of religious institutions were not violated per the First Amendment. I completely agree...

The Free Exercise Clause

by ap-government-fall-2011-331 (Central York High School) - Feb 27, 2012

I agree with the “ministerial exception” because the requirements that a church may impose on religious leaders are stricter then in a non-religious career and thus religious firings ...

Free Exercise Clause - The Ministerial Exception

by the-supremes-1e9 (The Paideia School) - Feb 09, 2012

The ministerial exception says that places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, etc. have the freedom of hiring and firing their religious ministers without cause. This contributes t...

The Free Exercise Clause

by american-government-344 (Northwood-Kensett) - Dec 23, 2011

The First Amendment gives Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School the right to hire and fire who they want because they are a religious institution. I agree that they should ...

Discrimination & Religious Employees

by honors-government-200 (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 21, 2011

The deference that courts grant to churches, temples, and other religious institutions can easily be abused, and should be carefully and regularly reviewed. The primary problem is what qu...

The Free Exercise Clause

by honors-government-200 (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 21, 2011

I agree with the decision that a religious institution’s rights would be violated if their beliefs and inner workings were to be interfered with by the legal system. Religious organ...

Discrimination and Religious Employees

by honors-government-2b4 (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 21, 2011

If the court did take Perich’s side in the case of Hosanna-Tabor Church v Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, then a myriad of other cases would be able to come back in to questi...

The Free Exercise Clause

by honors-government-2b4 (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 21, 2011

In the case of Hosanna-Tabor Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the First Amendment Clause plays a very important factor. According to this clause, “Congress shall make ...

Free Exercise Clause

by honors-government-20b (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 19, 2011

The First Amendment protects religious establishments from free exercise limitations and ruling in favor of Cheryl Perich could very well do just that; put a limit  on religious establis...

Discrimination and Religious Employees

by honors-government-20b (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 19, 2011

If Cheryl Perich comes out on top of this argument, an influx of people employed at a religious institution will have a right of passage to sue their place of employment if they find them...

The Free Exercise Clause

by honors-government-14b (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 06, 2011

As it is, the ministerial exception is already incredibly vague. This very case is a prime example of how blurred the line between a religious leader and an educator is, and I believe thi...

The Free Exercise Clause

by honors-government-3a1 (Somerset Senior High School) - Dec 06, 2011

I agree with the rationale that the ministerial exception, as it applies to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other employment laws, is based on the principle that a court would be ...

The Free Exercise Clause - First Amendment Badge (50 points)

by concrim-2011-df (Totino-Grace High School) - Nov 07, 2011

I think that the court can not be aloud to say in whether or not what a religious institution can do with there employees.  Whether they are disabled or not this person in there eyes is ...

The Free Exercise clause

by concrim-2011-28f (Totino-Grace High School) - Nov 07, 2011

    Many religious institutions believe it is their right to freely do what they think is right for them and the people that attend their institution. Even though the hiring ...

The Free Exercise Clause

by concrim-2011-3ac (Totino-Grace High School) - Nov 06, 2011

In this case the question brought to the Court is: Can a church discriminate against a teacher because of a disability? This case involves Hosanna Tabor Church and Cheryl Perich. After ta...