Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Cert. Denied In Dispute Over Characterization of Communications With Priest
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied certiorari in Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge v. Mayeux, (Docket No. 14-220, cert. denied 1/20/2015) (Order List). In the case, the Louisiana Supreme Court held that a trial court could decide whether a communication between a teenager and a priest over the 14-year old's romantic relationship with a parishioner amounted to a confession regardless of the Church's characterization of the communication. (See prior posting.) The Baton Rouge Advocate reports on the denial of review.