Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cert. Denied In Buddhist Temple Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied review in Tung v. China Buddhist Association, (Docket No. 16-450, cert. denied 1/9/2017). (Order List).  In the case, a New York state intermediate appellate court refused to order a Buddhist Temple to hold a membership meeting with a receiver determining those eligible to vote, holding that courts will not intervene in predominantly religious disputes. New York's highest court (Court of Appeals) affirmed in a summary decision. (See prior posting.) [Thanks to Mark Chopko for the lead.]