Monday, May 11, 2020

Supreme Court Oral Arguments In Ministerial Exception Cases Live Today

At 11:00 AM today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (SCOTUSblog case page), and St. James School v. Biel (SCOTUSblog case page). In the cases, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Catholic school teacher in each of the cases was not prevented from bringing an employment discrimination lawsuit. The 9th Circuit held that they are not "ministers" for purposes of the "ministerial exception" doctrine.  The oral arguments, which will be held via teleconference may be heard on C-Span live at this link.   Los Angeles Times reports on the cases.

UPDATE: Here is the transcript of the full arguments in the cases. Reuters reports on the oral arguments.