Monday, September 17, 2007

California Supreme Court To Hear Episcopal Church Dispute

Last Thursday, the California Supreme Court voted unanimously to grant review in the Episcopal Church Cases. The lower court (see prior posting) held that it should give deference to the highest adjudicatory authorities of the Episcopal Church, instead of applying neutral property principles to decide whether three break-away congregations or the Episcopal Church USA own the property on which the local churches are located. Virtue Online last week reported extensively on the case.